City 9 providing wealth of information

Published 1:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2011

City 9 providing

wealth of information

Checked out City 9 lately? Washington residents ą and others for that matter ą should do just that.

City 9, found on channel 9 on the Suddenlink cable system serving Washington, is Washington’s government information channel. Thanks to the oversight of David Carraway, an information-technology employee of the city, City 9 is anything but boring. Granted, City 9 isn’t Comedy Central, the Food Network or ESPN, but City 9 provides interesting, educational and informative programming.

City 9 is funded by cable TV franchise fees. City 9 programming comes from public institutions.

City 9 provides people, whether natives of the city or visitors to the first town named after George Washington, opportunities to learn about the city’s past, current events and activities and what’s in the future for Washington. Caraway constantly looks for material that will provide glimpses of the city’s past, present and future.

Want to see how Washington looked in 1939? Check out City 9 for programming about the 1939 Tulip Festival.

Need information about the Purpose of God Annex’s Project New Hope? It can be found on City 9.

Looking for information on how to be more energy efficient? Check out City 9.

City 9 goes beyond providing information about Washington. Its programming includes information on what’s going on in the state Legislature. Its programming provides information on the Exceptional Children Enjoying Life program. City 9 provides programs that inform us about what are the top issues facing the region.

Washington’s City Council realizes the value of City 9. The council has made it a point on several occasions that City 9 is an effective way to communicate with people about city issues ranging from reducing energy costs to the importance of smoke alarms.

Mayor Archie Jennings and council members have said the city needs to do a better job of communicating with its residents so they are better informed about issues affecting the city and them. City 9 is a key piece of the communications network.

Check out City 9. You just may learn something.

Editor’s note: For more information about City 9, visit Washington’s website at Click on the City 9 links at the left side of the homepage.