By Staff Report
Weaverville- Meet the Tribune’s summer intern. Abi Cole is a rising junior attending The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. majoring in journalism and mass communication. She has previously interned at government agencies in communications departments and at other news organizations. Born in Charlotte, Cole moved to the New York City metropolitan area at a young age. Her family moved back to her father’s hometown of Weaverville in 2016. She is an eighth-generation Weavervillian.
“Moving to Weaverville and attending North Buncombe like my grandparents and dad was a great way to connect with my family history and where the Coles have lived for hundreds of years,” said Abi.
Last semester, Cole found an enthusiasm for environmental issues and public lands at a communications internship with the Department of the Interior. She wrote social media posts for the department’s pages highlighting public lands across the nation.
“As an intern with the Weaverville Tribune, I am eager to learn how a news organization operates and write about stories that matter to Weavervillians,” she said. Cole hopes to engage further with her neighbors in the greater Weaverville community and strengthen her writing skills with the Tribune. After graduating from college in 2022, Cole aspires to be a print reporter or produce educational television. Abi’s parents are Teresa and Travis Cole.