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About cpetrone

Hi! My name is Carly and I want to make you laugh. My main goal is to become a sitcom writer. I've recently finished my first pilot called Powder Perfect and I'm currently working on another called The Pact. Unfortunately, paying the bills is also a monthly goal that must be accomplished. That was my long winded answer of saying that I'm also a freelance writer. Please contact me at for writing opportunities. You can also find me writing about my life at

A Southern Gal with an Ice Cream Dream

Emily Phillips just poured Reisling into a batch of fresh strawberry sorbet. Not much has changed in the last 28 years since she began selling her mom’s homemade ice cream out of her shiny red wagon.  There may not have … Continue reading

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The Whiteaker District

The Whiteaker District Reporting and Editing by Carly Petrone and Amber Nicholson In the past, the Whiteaker neighborhood has been known as the place where rent is cheap and crime is high.  Today, its streets are lined with bustling businesses, … Continue reading

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Local Comedians Get Their Shot At Portland’s Funniest Person Contest

Written by Carly Petrone.  Edited by Amber Nicholson. PORTLAND, Ore., – Comedians from all over Oregon will now have the chance to compete in Portland’s Funniest Person Contest being held at the Helium Comedy Club in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Oregon Country Fair Attracts Sellout Crowds

The Oregon Country Fair brought tens of thousands of people to the middle of Veneta.   The Eugene Register-Guard reported that the event drew 14,200 fairgoers on Friday, a sellout crowd of 18,400 on Saturday and 13,339 today, for a three-day … Continue reading

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Teen Makes Smart Move to Save Her Life

An attacker is still on the loose near Lincoln City. The Oregonian reported Tuesday that local teen Chelsea Hopkins nearly escaped death over the weekend after being abducted by an armed man inside a shopping mall parking lot. The unidentified … Continue reading

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Bend’s Old Fashioned July 4th Festival & Pet Parade

The 4th of July is a time for families to come together and celebrate America’s birthday.  For many Bend residents, the holiday means it’s time to spruce up their favorite furry pups. Every 4th of July, thousands of Bend residents … Continue reading

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Teenage Firefighters in the Making

Unfortunately, there aren’t too many female firefighters to look up to.  However, thanks to the Eugene Fire & EMS Department, young women now have the chance to fulfill their dreams of putting out fires and helping their community.  This week … Continue reading

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