Charles Durnett, also known in some web circles as The Raven, died yesterday. He picked up the pieces of a pioneering local e-mail news and gossip publication known as Bullwhiz and made it The Briefing Notebook, an erratically published compendium of anonymous comment, news and gossip. Media people made up a big portion of the free e-mail distribution list.
Chuck had been a political consultant and was a Civil War buff, active in several groups devoted to the subject. He was also a news junkie and a frequent source of tips for me.
Farewell, Chuck. Memorial service is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.