Hello Mr. Edgerton,

My name is Alex Burton. I’m a student at UNC Asheville in the Mass Communications department. I have been assigned to profile an Asheville citizen for an article in my news writing course. Considering the news surrounding the Confederate flag and southern heritage, I felt your story is one that should be highlighted. I understand if you have trepidation in having a conversation with me, but I promise that although I am a student journalist, I am nothing short of professional when it comes to telling a story. If you would be so willing, I’d like to set up a time early next week to speak with you. If you have an office, I could meet you there or perhaps we can meet up for a coffee or even in Pack Square. I hope you take this opportunity into consideration. I would love to have a chance to speak with you and bring your story to light.
Alex Burton