Welcome to our new website. We have moved to a new design with more photography and stories from the staff and our community
Here is a quick rundown of the main sections of the site:
On the main navigation bar, News and Sports has familiar coverage but the new Community section has an updated Community Calendar, Church News, Features, Letters to the Editor, Lifestyle Calendar Items, Local Columnists, News Calendar Items, and the Sports "What's Happening" feature.
An addition to the new site is a special HomeFinder section, which offers residential real estate listings from all points of Wayne County, as well as commercial and land listings. This section will serve as an excellent tool for real estate professionals seeking to reach out to clients and for people looking for the right home. It also can be found on the main navigation bar.
Continuing on the main navigation bar, there are Editorials, Obituaries, Galleries (with pictures and video).
Then we have a new item - Announcements, where we will be publishing Anniversaries, Births, Engagements and Weddings.
The next item on the menu bar is a big list of all our special editions under Special Sections and Classifieds.
Next we've added Marketplace a section to showcase local businesses.
Finally, we have HomeFinder - local listing of home for sale.
This website's layout will adjust to meet the reader's screen size and readers can now narrow a search to a date range - among many other improvements.
There is a lot to look at, and we hope everyone takes some time to get acquainted with the new site. Our goal, as always, is to be the best source of news and information for the people of Wayne County.
An important change is the subscriptions system. Where before readers had to have a subscription to read the full text of any of our stories, we will now allow people to read up to 10 stories a month before being asked to subscribe. This new "paywall" will be turned on at a later date, giving everyone a chance to get used to the new site before we ask folks to login again.
For existing print and online only subscribers who had logins to the old site - because we encrypted all of your passwords for your safety, we cannot migrate your passwords to the new system. So we will ask you to re-link your subscription to an email address you will use as your login and create a new password. You can use this link to start that process.
Setting up a new online only subscription is quick and easy.
If you have any comments about the website itself, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.