For the past four years Glenn Morrison has written the Heartbeat column for the NT edition of the Rural Weekly. This is his last column, published over the weekend. This is how rural and regional journalism dies, one modest masthead at a time.

The Rural Weekly NT printed its first edition on 3 April 2015 -- today marks the newspaper’s last, some 186 editions and a few months shy of four years later. Heartbeat pays tribute to its passing.