The Seven Lakes Insider is an online newspaper operating out of Seven Lakes, North Carolina. The Seven Lakes Insider was created by local resident Janna Ptak in October of 2016.
Ptak has been a resident in and around Seven Lakes her entire life. She studied English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and served as a reporter for The Seven Lakes Times for two years during its operation.
When The Seven Lakes Times‘ owner, Greg Hankins, passed, Ptak recognized the void that became present in the community.
“Not only did Greg have an impact on the community, but the paper he printed also brought the community together,” Ptak said. “No one knew what was happening anymore.”
Ptak built up a website and set to work, taking charge of what the community had been missing.
She hopes to build up her “Go Local” page in addition to writing articles. This page is a list of businesses in the community, allowing residents to learn about all that Seven Lakes has to offer.
“If I can serve the community with a fraction of the talent Greg Hankins did with The Seven Lakes Times, I’ll have met my goal.”
The Seven Lakes Insider posts at least three times a week and is still growing. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Janna Ptak at firstname.lastname@example.org.