Motley joins Post as interim reporter; three others to be summer interns
SALISBURY — Samuel Motley has joined the Post as an interim news reporter covering business and Rowan County government.
Three students have also joined the Post as newsroom interns.
Motley, 22, will graduate this month from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Since January, he has worked at the Post as a news intern. He calls Mocksville home and graduated from Davie County High School.
In his free time, Motley said he enjoys spending time on his family farm in Davie County. He has a passion for journalism and politics.
Editor Josh Bergeron said Motley has shown a strong work ethic and been enthusiastic about learning about Rowan County.
“We’re excited that Sam has agreed to continue as a full-time reporter for the Post,” Bergeron said.
Also joining the Post this month are Natalie Alms, Bernadine Hernandez and Jessica Pautz.
Alms, a rising senior at Wake Forest University, will be a news intern. She’s majoring in politics and international affairs at Wake Forest and calls Catawba County home.
She enjoys reading and hiking. She’s also in an a cappella singing group.
Her internship started Monday and will end in mid-August.
Hernandez, in her last year of Randolph Community College’s photojournalism program, will be a photo intern. She’s calls Liberty, in Randolph County, home.
She enjoys hiking and photographing wildlife and has three children and five grandchildren.
Hernandez will be with the Post until late July.
Pautz, a rising senior at Catawba College, will be a news intern. At Catawba, she is majoring in communications and is editor of The Pioneer, the school’s student newspaper.
She is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Christ the King Catholic High School in Huntersville.
She enjoys theater and works as a tour guide at Catawba College.
Pautz’s internship started last week and will end in August.