ROGER McCREDIE is a well-known Asheville-based journalist. His investigative reporting for the Asheville Tribune on such topics as New Belgium Beer, the “Bruingate” bear hunting sting and the city’s takeover of Pack Place earned national attention.  His feature writing appears regularly in Capital at Play magazine and he contributes to several blogs including the recently launched “Tavern Voices.”

Roger started his reporting career at the Spartanburg Herald.  He later became city-county investigative reporter and later an assistant news editor. He then went into advertising/public relations. He has served as Creative Director at Goudelock Advertising and Group Four, Inc., both in Greenville.  Ended his 30-year career as Vice President/Client Services and head of Asheville operations for Walter & Associates of Greenville.  In a 30-year career, he earned 23 regional and national advertising awards, including an Andy from the Advertising Club of New York.
Roger also formerly served as Executive Director of the Southern Legal Resource Center.   He resumed his investigative reporting in 2011, concentrating on Asheville/Buncombe County government.

Highlights – In-depth reporting on Asheville Art Museum/Pack Place, Asheville Stormwater Program, RADTIP, New Belgium Beer and other stories.


Mari Peterson has lived in the Asheville area for almost 20 years.  Mari is a self-employed marketing strategist who works for small, personal businesses and is not a reporter but provides research as well as marketing services.  While she finds politics interesting, her real interest began on the local level during her investigation of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project. An avid data-driven, details person, Mari seeks to provide information to readers impacting their wallet, their business and their community.

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