"I am a Country Editor": W. O. Sanders and the "Independent."

Edwards, Brian
October 2005
North Carolina Literary Review;2005, p44
Academic Journal
This essay profiles newspaper editor William Oscar Saunders. Publication of a small weekly newspaper called "The Independent"; Documentation of the hardships and joys of rural life in northeastern North Carolina; Family background; Saunders' newspaper epiphany; Career highlights; Role of Saunders and the newspaper in promoting a seashore park; Use of his sense of humor; Writing style. INSET: Two Saunders Protégés: David Stick and Dick Gonder.


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