April 18, 2014
The Crossroads Chronicle is committed to providing a strong, professional, fair minded community newspaper for the people of Cashiers, Glenville, Sapphire and Tuckasegee. The staff prides itself on accessibility and goodwill, striving to produce a publication that accurately and honestly covers all the news that impacts the people of this community. The Chronicle echoes the motto of its parent company, Community Newspapers, Inc.: "Newspapers get things done!"

Meet the Staff

Mike Henry

Mike Henry is the Crossroads Chronicle’s publisher. He has been with CNI, our parent company, since 1996. He came to Cashiers from the Tribune & Georgian in St. Marys, Ga., where he served as marketing director. He has many years of experience in marketing management with several magazines and newspapers, and he holds a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. Mike and his wife, Sarah, have two children: a son, Taylor, who lives in Athens, Ga. with his wife Shaina and son Micah, and a daughter, Jordan, who lives in San Fransisco with her husband Grayson and dog Oliver.

Kelly Donaldson

Kelly, who serves as the editor of the Chronicle, came to Cashiers from Gainesville, Ga., in May of 2007. Kelly worked as sports editor for The Times, a daily newspaper, from March of 2005 to October of 2006. Kelly was the sports editor of The News Herald, also a daily newspaper, in Morganton, N.C. from March of 2004 until March of 2005. He was sports editor of The Transylvania Times in Brevard, N.C., a bi-weekly newspaper, from 2000 until 2004, where he also covered news and feature stories. Kelly graduated from Western Carolina University in 1995 with a degree in English with a concentration in journalism and a minor in radio and television. He also wrote for the campus newspaper. Kelly lives in Cullowhee and enjoys hiking, camping, golf, bluegrass, and spending time with friends, family and his dog Mandy.

Puckette McDonald
Graphic Designer

Puckette joined the staff of the Crossroads Chronicle in May 2012 from Raleigh, NC. She has worked as a graphic designer since the mid 90's. Her previous graphic design jobs were with the North Carolina Bar Association in Cary, NC and the Herald-Sun newspaper in Durham, NC. Puckette graduated from Meredith College in1988 with a BA in Art and went straight into sales. She didn't use her degree until 1994 when she went to the School of Communication Arts (SCA) in Raleigh to learn the design software programs that had been developed since she was in college. After graduation from SCA Puckette went to work for the Herald-Sun and has been working as a graphic designer ever since. She does not miss sales.

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