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America East Media Business & Technology Conference, April 10 - 12.
ENCPA Annual Meeting, May 12 - 13. Please mark your calendars and save the date for the 2017 annual Eastern NC Press Association at the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores, formerly the Clam Digger Inn. This year our meeting will be: MAY …
SNPA/Inland Joint Annual Meeting, September 10 - 12. We are excited to announce that SNPA and the Inland Press Association are collaborating to hold a joint annual meeting next year in Colorado Springs. As you know, SNPA and Inland have collaborated on other conferences and meetings over the years, and are two of the co-sponsors of the Key Executives Mega-Conference. These collaborations are consistently successful, and we are confident that this joint meeting, at the world-famous Broadmoor Hotel, will benefit members of both associations. Please mark your calendar and plan to join SNPA and Inland for this very special program at The Broadmoor, Sept. 10-12, 2017.
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Eastern Wake News closes Zebulon office

The office that housed the Eastern Wake News and its ancestral newspapers for decades has closed. But, the Eastern Wake News remains in operation. The decision to close the office came after some …


Providing text messages to the public "a learning process" for local governments

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Looking for the awards tabs from our March 9-10 Winter Institute? Look no further! Both the advertising and editorial awards tabs are right here. Be sure you click on "attachments" to view the files. …

With help from Google and YouTube, McClatchy is trying to figure out what's the next thing in video

Two years after creating a video lab in Washington, D.C., McClatchy is heading out West.Today, McClatchy announced Video Lab West, a 10,000-square-foot venture near the company's headquarters in …

Members on the move

Despite closing Raleigh expansion, Charlotte Agenda plans to book $1 million this year

One of the brightest lights in local journalism suffered a setback late last year when Raleigh Agenda, the sister site of Charlotte Agenda, closed its doors after failing to find a sustainable …

Ray Ellington Jr,. dies at 68

Raymond Dock Ellington, Jr., has passed away. For 18 years starting in 1983, Ellington was the pressroom supervisor at what is now the Sunbelt Press in Dunn, which prints The Daily Record and other …

N&O publisher Glines promoted to regional position

McClatchy has announced the promotion of four of its publishers to newly created regional positions supervising its 30 local media companies. Among those elevated was Sara Glines, publisher of …

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EDITORIAL, March 27: Keep public notices in newspapers

Three Republicans in the N.C. Senate filed a bill March 21 to let local governments post public notices on their own websites rather than buying space in newspapers for them, and to post legal …

Bill could end public, legal notices in newspapers

Calling it a matter of the public’s right know, North Carolina newspaper publishers are pushing back against a bill that would let governments and attorneys stop publishing public and legal notices …

Our Opinion: Local governments are ill-equipped to keep the public informed

A Times editorial Some North Carolina lawmakers want local governments to compete with newspapers and sell legal advertising, making important information more difficult to find. Sen. Trudy …

New Senate Bill 343 effectively kills legals and is NOT the Florida Compromise Supported By NCPA

Contrary to Senator Wade's claims in her recent press release, her bill to change the legal advertising law is not supported by the NCPA.

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Take a closer look at an NCPA member newspapers

This month's member newspaper is The Robesonian in Lumberton. Now owned by Civitas Media, The Robesonian's roots with NCPA go back to the early 1900's when the newspaper was owned by the Sharpe …