GraysHarborTalk’s Top 10 Stories in 2014

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A visit to Seaport Landing, home of the Lady Washington, will soon include year-round science education.


grays harbor pudWhen GraysHarborTalk launched in January, we had goals just like any other new business. Those goals have been blown away by the positive response from the community. Every metric has exceeded our expectations. We have skipped breaking news articles in favor of sharing the positive stories about people, businesses and organizations doing good things in Grays Harbor. And, when you look back at the most popular stories in 2014, you will clearly see that readers love the diversity that GraysHarborTalk is providing. Read on.

#10 – Jim Napier Talks about Family, Faith and Shipping

A full-time driver for UPS, Jim Napier is also a father of nine and the owner of United Package Express. This heartwarming read will make you appreciate local business owners even more.

#9 – Jay’s Farmstand Turns Farmer’s Market

Published in June, this story looks inside Jay’s Farmstand and at business dreams.

#8 – Hoquiam’s Skyler Jump Gets an Offer He Can’t Refuse from WSU

In his sophomore year of high school, Jump is already committed to playing baseball at Washington State University.

#7 – Kelly Niemi and Agitated Aggregate – A New Look for Concrete

When he is not fighting fires, Kelly Niemi is building a business crafting concrete furniture.

#6 – 5 Family Friendly Hikes around Grays Harbor

When you want to get out and about, turn to GraysHarborTalk for some awesome stories about local recreation options. This is a fine example.

#5 – A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Haunted Places in Grays Harbor County

People wanted to be spooked in October. This article provided six locations that may be haunted.

#4 – Freedom Tails Matches Trained Dogs, Loving Families

This article was one of our early stories. It talks about the compatibility between Stafford Creek offenders fostering and training dogs that are then adopted by community members.

#3 – Evan Gentry’s Big Play

I can read this story over and over again and it still makes me tear up. Thank you, Breanna Gentry and Coach Steve Bove for letting us share Evan’s story.

#2 – The Movie Industry Comes to Satsop, Again

You don’t have to be a film buff to enjoy this story.

#1 – Montesano High’s Corrie Stewart Breaks World Records

Not only is this awesome story about a high school student, but it’s also written by a high school student as part of our internship program. Congrats, Corrie.

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Cheers to 2015!

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