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NCPA Annual Convention , February 21 - 23, 2018. Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley February 21-23, 2018 Convention schedule (Feb 21-23) Wednesday NCPA/S Board of Directors meeting Supreme Court Dinner Thursday Legislative Breakfast Ad awards lunch Two editorial sessions and two revenue sessions Awards reception Awards banquet Friday Annual business meeting w/ keynote Meetings of communities and dailies
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Guilford commissioners delay decision on change to public notices publication

Guilford County commissioners pushed to January a public hearing on whether to take over publishing public notices, responding to the request of local newspaper publishers who wanted more time to …

BNI purchases Stanly News & Press

Albemarle Newsmedia, LLC, a new North Carolina entity owned by Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI) and Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL), has purchased the Stanly News & Press from Community Newspaper …

Courier-Times Sold to Dunn, NC Daily Record

The sale of the Courier-Times has been announced by Brinn Clayton, president of the Courier-Times Incorporated. The sale to the Daily Record of Dunn, NC was finalized Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the …

Adams Publishing Group acquires Mount Airy, NC Group from Champion Media

MINNEAPOLIS — Adams Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring a Mount Airy, NC group of publications and associated websites from Champion Media, effective November 1, 2017. Mount Airy …

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Farewell to Corey Lowenstein, an N&O photojournalist with passion and toughness

See a selection of some of the many photographs by News & Observer photojournalist Corey Lowenstein showing her deep connection with her subjects and community. Lowenstein died Thursday, Dec. 7, …

Promotions at News-Topic in Lenoir

The editor of the News-Topic in Lenoir is being promoted to become the newspaper’s new publisher. Guy Lucas, 52, who has been the editor since January 2013, will add publisher to his title Jan. 1 …

Former N&O columnist Caulton Tudor, 70, left a legacy in and out of the sports pages

The byline should have been the first clue.Who knows how many other people have the given name Caulton, but there was only one Caulton Tudor.Tudor covered it all – from the epic 1974 ACC title …

Bill Davis arrives from The Roanoke Times in Virginia to be GateHouse’s new Coastal North Carolina Group advertising director.

WILMINGTON -- A new regional advertising director has been hired for GateHouse Media’s Coastal North Carolina Group, which includes the StarNews.Bill Davis, who arrives from The Roanoke Times …

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Farewell to Corey Lowenstein, an N&O photojournalist with passion and toughness

See a selection of some of the many photographs by News & Observer photojournalist Corey Lowenstein showing her deep connection with her subjects and community. Lowenstein died Thursday, Dec. 7, …

Ransomware slows North Carolina county government to a crawl

A cyberattack slowed county government to a crawl Wednesday in North Carolina's most populous metro area as deputies processed jail inmates by hand, the tax office turned away electronic payments and …

FIRST FOR A REASON Info & Ideas About the First Amendment & Media Law

Reporting on child fatalities is difficult. It presents a collision between the need for a thorough and orderly investigation against intense public concern and, sometimes, outrage. Medical records …

FIRST FOR A REASON Info & Ideas About the First Amendment & Media Law

DEFAMATION North Carolina’s libel law is fairly standard. The most significant defense against libel claims for newspapers is the fair report privilege. This privilege applies to …

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Take a closer look at an NCPA Member newspaper

Small and mighty. Although the weekly Havelock News is among the state's smaller newspapers in terms of circulation, it packs a big punch. Consistently a top contender in it's division of the NCPA …