Here comes 2018

Published 12:49 pm Saturday, December 30, 2017

Isn’t it here yet? No, wait. There’s still several more hours before popping open the champagne or sparkling wine and singing “Auld Lang Syne” as the clock strikes midnight.

Meanwhile, as the bubbly chills, we’ll take this opportunity to thank you for being our customers and our readers. You are why each of us here at The Tidewater News gets up in the morning to report the news and, no less important, secure the advertising that pays the bills. We’re hopeful that the electric company will cut us a deal this year, especially since for reasons still unclear that didn’t occur in 2017, 2016, 2015 … .

As always, we genuinely encourage you to let us know when we make mistakes in reporting — or advertising — so that they can be quickly corrected. Contrary to what many might be willing to believe, accuracy and fairness in reporting are paramount concerns on the newsroom side.

We look forward to another year of serving you, and can only resolve to strive to do better each day.

We wish all of you a year of promise, a year of strength and a year of accomplishments in whatever you do in 2018.