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Q: Is Creative Loafing planning to do more layoffs in the near future? 

A: Sadly, we have been forced to lay off another member of the editorial staff: Karen Shugart, who served as our news editor. A few months ago, we had to say goodbye to copy editor Natalie Howard.

Both cuts to the editorial staff (as well as cuts in other departments here at Creative Loafing) were made due to the current economic climate the newspaper industry has been under as of late. Advertising is down at publications all over the country, and we've felt the sting, too.

It's not easy losing employees like Karen and Natalie. We'll not only miss what they contributed to the paper, but we'll also miss their wit and spirit in the office.

Of course, things could have been worse. Over at The Charlotte Observer, for example, hundreds have been let go. Still, the small loss to our staff is painful nonetheless.

As always, our goal is to put out the best newspaper possible each week. But honestly, minus Karen and Natalie, our task just got a little more difficult.

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