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RockinghamNow will replace three community newspapers in county north of Greensboro

The Eden News, Madison Messenger and Reidsville Review have merged this week into one publication, titled RockinghamNow. All three papers, owned by BH Media, have been using the RockinghamNow …

Small newsrooms in out-of-the-way places

LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS across the country play an essential role in creating civically engaged and informed communities. Often, these outlets do their work with minimal resources. Sometimes, they do it …

Facebook is testing products to connect users to local news

As part of its ongoing push to build relationships with local publishers, Facebook is testing products that can help people better connect with local news. Those tests, part of the Facebook …

Research: Newspaper readers ages are well-distributed

There’s a myth that newspaper readers are greying. Data suggest this narrative is fatally flawed.Each year, Nielsen Scarborough conducts extensive interviews with over 204,000 adults across the …

Members on the move

LaDonna Huffaker joins Transylvania Times

We are very pleased to announce we've just hired LaDonna Huffaker. She will be serving as your new advertising account executive. LaDonna is a graduate of Brevard College and many of you have …

The Times-Leader returns to Ayden

AYDEN—The Times-Leader Newspaper, which traces its lineage through a series of publications dating back to 1912, is returning to the town where it all began. Work began this week to move The …

Sylva Herald welcomes Buchanan and Smith

The Sylva Herald has welcomed Jim Buchanan and Haley Smith to the newsroom. Buchanan has joined the Herald as special projects editor and most recently served as editorial page editor at the …

Erwin Potts, NC native who led McClatchy chain, dies at 85

Erwin Potts, a North Carolina native who spent his early career as a newspaper reporter and editor and eventually became the first non-family member to lead McClatchy Newspapers as it grew into a …

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Wade’s crusade could make your paper arrive late

A state lawmaker’s personal grudge against the newspaper industry could end up hurting workers and delaying delivery for early risers. Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, filed a March 28 bill that …

The Wilson Times opens new office downtown

The Wilson Times will open its doors at 126 Nash St. W to the public for the first time this morning.After closing its 2001 Downing St. SW location Friday, the 121-year-old newspaper has returned to …

HB 205 scheduled for Third Reading 6/5.

Please contact your senate delegation to oppose this bill as amended. Key Points: - HB 205 as amended by in the Senate Commerce Committee would for the first time require NC newspaper …

Additional NCPA contest winners announced

Following Winter Institute, a review of contest categories and results showed several categories had not been awarded at the banquet. Our review showed that the judging assignments had not been …

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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 …