North Carolina Department of Correction news release

Christy Hardee joins NC DOC public information office

JANUARY 16, 1998

Raleigh - A former newspaper reporter has joined the Department of Correction’s Public Information staff. Christy Hardee began her new role as public information officer on Jan. 12.

A native of Greenville, North Carolina, Hardee worked as a newspaper reporter for the Hickory Daily Record for two years before moving to Raleigh to pursue a career as a litigation paralegal at the law firm of Poyner & Spruill. While working as a reporter, she wrote news and feature stories on crime, education and local government.

"Christy Hardee brings a fresh perspective to the department with her background as a solid newspaper reporter," Correction Secretary Mack Jarvis said. "She is a sharp thinker with a warm personality and excellent writing skills."

A 1993 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hardee has a B.A. degree in journalism. In her new position as public information officer, she will be responsible for writing press releases, speeches and articles for the employee newsletter as well as responding to media inquiries and planning special events.

Hardee joins Director Patty McQuillan and Bill Poston in the Public Information Office.