Share Your Views

A strong, educated community is full of many voices. We hope to bring some of those voices to our online pages. Residents are welcome to submit items for our Oak City Portraits and City Journal sections, under the following guidelines:

City Journal
Residents may submit columns/stories of up to 1,000 words describing a story or event in Raleigh. Submissions may also be a reflection, opinion or news item. We are not looking for columns only giving an opinion, but instead are looking for submissions that can make a case and tell a story in a compelling way.

  • Submission must relate to Raleigh.
  • Libel and plagiarism will not be tolerated.
  • Opinion pieces must contribute to educated and thoughtful discourse. The Record will not publish submissions containing foul language or discriminatory statements against a person or group of people.
  • Related photos are welcome, but must include caption and credit information.

The Record reserves to deny publication of any submission.

Oak City Portraits
This section is meant for news or feature photos in Raleigh.

  • Email one to three images to Contributing Editor James Borden at jborden [at]
  • Images must be of good quality and in focus.
  • Images must depict an event, person or thing in Raleigh.
  • Submitted images must include the following:
    -Photo credit: the name of the person who took the photo(s).
    -Photo caption: the names or items in the photo, along with the date, event and location at which it was shot. Please be as specific as possible.

The Record reserves to deny publication of any submission.