Here’s hoping Ford keeps on the story—I see Daimler is hiring in Cleveland for a supervisor of production, asking for proficiency with Microsoft Office and some college education, skills and credentials that auto workers didn’t necessarily need in the past—and that other reporters, too, pursue the human stories behind persistent unemployment in North Carolina amid the political narratives of a recovery.

Andria Krewson is an independent journalist in Charlotte and a student in the University of North Carolina's master of arts in technology and digital communication. She worked at The Charlotte Observer for many years. Find her on Twitter at or