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North Carolina Newspapers

Asheville Citizen-Times

Though the format of the Asheville Citizen-Times has changed several times since its founding in 1870, its mission as a news source remains much the same. These days breaking news, video, photo galleries, articles and columns can be found online; and deeper, local content is still tucked deep within the folded pages of the newspaper. The Citizen-Times covers local business news, civics and politics, crime, weather, and other news and information. The paper also puts a special focus on Asheville's outdoors, entertainment culinary scene with coverage dedicated to all the local happenings of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Burlington Times-News

The Times-News is a daily newspaper based in Burlington, North Carolina formed in 1931 by the merger Burlington Daily Times and The Burlington News. In 1887, the paper joined Freedom Communications Inc. and in 1978, the paper was sold again to Halifax Media Group in 2012. The Burlington Times-News has a special feature that it unique. The Here & Now page is a national award winner. It is unique because it is written by high school students. The paper also features local information, news, and community news and more. In addition to annual state press association awards, the Times-News is a Best of Freedom winner this year. The paper is frequently honored for its columns, editorials and graphics. The paper also has won awards in the NNA’s Better Newspaper Contest for general excellence, best sports section, photography and writing. As of 2012, Madison Taylor is the editor and Paul Mauney is the publisher. The paper circulates 36,000 daily and the paper’s headquarters are located at 707 S. Main Street, Burlington, NC.

Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer, serving Charlotte, North Carolina and its metro area, is the largest newspaper, in terms of circulation, in North and South Carolina. It is owned by The McClatchy Company

Gaston Gazette

The Gaston Gazette is the local daily newspaper, providing 7-day delivery service, to residents in Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland and York (SC) counties. Based in Gastonia, North Carolina, it is the largest newspaper between Charlotte & Asheville with over 57,000 daily readers. For more than 125 years, The Gaston Gazette has been the market leader in delivering comprehensive news, sports, entertainment and advertising information to our community. The Gaston Gazette is owned by Daytona Beach, FLA- based Halifax Media Group.

Jacksonville Daily News

The Daily News is an award winning daily newspaper in Jacksonville, North Carolina. It has served the city of Jacksonville, Onslow County and its surrounding areas since 1953. The Daily News was owned by Freedom Communications until 2012, when Freedom sold its Florida and North Carolina papers to Halifax Media Group. It was a broadsheet-format daily until June 1, 2009, when it and two sister dailies, the Sun Journal and the Kinston Free Press converted to a berliner-style format. Since the format change all three papers are laid out and published in Jacksonville. The publisher and editor of the Jacksonville Daily News is Elliott Potter. The Jacksonville Daily News features local news and sports, opinion, classifieds, and more special features.

Kinston Free Press

Honored for its journalism in print, The Free Press serve a section of eastern North Carolina known for its rich past and the promise of its manufacturing sector. Kinston is located midway between the state capital of Raleigh and the Atlantic Ocean beaches and is one of the state’s oldest towns, founded in 1762 as a tobacco trading center. Today, heritage tourism, agriculture and manufacturing drive the local economy.

New Bern Sun Journal

The Sun Journal, published since 1876, is the torch-bearer in New Bern’s long newspaper tradition that began in the 1740s with the publication of North Carolina’s first newspaper and magazine. New Bern is the state’s second oldest city, founded in 1710, and was the last colonial capital, the first state capital, was home to the state’s first printing press, and the state’s first public school and library. A thriving community today, New Bern’s historic downtown sets the standard for preservation and revitalization. The community is home to a manufacturing base that produces, among many things, world class yachts, plumbing fixtures, sound mixing boards and household appliances. Craven County is home to the elite 2nd Marine Corps Air Wing and Fleet Readiness Center East, the largest civilian employer in North Carolina east of Interstate 95. The Sun Journal was among the top three for general excellence among newspapers its size in 2013.

Raleigh News & Observer

The News & Observer is the local daily newspaper is based in Raleigh and also covers Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill. The paper also has significant readership in most of the state east of Winston-Salem. The paper has a daily circulation of approximately 176,000, and a Sunday circulation of approximately 211,000. It is the state's second-largest newspaper, after The Charlotte Observer. In 1995, the paper was purchased by McClatchy Company of Sacramento, California. The paper has won three Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 1996 for a computer-assisted investigation of the North Carolina hog industry. The publisher is Orage Quarles, who was titled the nation's outstanding publisher by Editor and Publisher magazine in 2002. The headquarters are located at 215 South McDowell Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601.

Shelby Star

For over 115 years, The Shelby Star (NC) has been the market leader for news and information in our area. We are the community newspaper serving residents 7-days a week in Shelby, at Gardner Webb University and throughout Cleveland County (NC). Our award winning staff is constantly working to provide readers the most comprehensive coverage of area news, sports, entertainment and advertising. The Star is a must-have for those living, working and keeping in touch with Cleveland County. The Shelby Star is owned by Daytona Beach, FL – based corporation, Halifax Media Group, and is located in historic, downtown Shelby at 315 E Graham St.

Wilmington Star News

StarNews Media is based in Wilmington, North Carolina, a thriving port city with twelve pristine beaches and beautiful historic roots. The Wilmington market expands throughout Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties which offers locals and visitors alike, a vibrant lifestyle with access to global, regional and local entrepreneurial businesses, all with the ease and comfort of a beach and riverfront lifestyle. Wilmington is a creative and ever-growing arts and culture community featuring theater, dance, galleries, gardens, and film and television productions such as: “Blue Velvet,” “One Tree Hill,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Ironman 3,” “Under the Dome,” and “Sleepy Hollow.” StarNews Media offers daily circulation over 35,000, and Sunday circulation over 41,000 through its print edition, the StarNews, and continues to provide the largest digital audience in the Southeastern, North Carolina region through its top-rated online news and information platform. Consistently honored among the state's best for print publication and online news site.