As previously announced, today is the day former qnotes editor Matt Comer returns to his post at the newspaper. Current editor O’Neale Atkinson will serve along Comer for one day, as the newspaper’s staff puts its June 23 print edition to bed — Atkinson’s last issue as editor.
Atkinson will move on to The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, where he has served as part-time administrator since last year. He has been promoted to operations manager and will begin full-time work there. It’s the first time since 2008 that the Center will have a full-time employee.
“The Board of Trustees is very pleased that O’Neale has accepted this position and will continue the great work he has done to grow and build The Center into a truly unique place in our community,” Center Board Chair John Stotler said in a release. “I cannot think of anyone that the Board would trust more with the continued growth of The Center. O’Neale is a perfect fit for the future and we expect that The Center will grow exponentially with his guidance.”