ENCPA Annual Meeting is 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 May12-13. Both hotel and event registrations are due by April 30. 

You can make reservations by calling 252-247-4155. Room rates are $100 per night. Be sure to mention Eastern NC Press.

President Bart Adams and the board have been working to put together the program which includes:

FRIDAY, May 12

  • 3 p.m. Registration opens in hotel lobby
  • 6:30 p.m. Annual President’s Reception, second-floor meeting room
  • 7:30 p.m. Dinner is served – First floor.  Dinner speaker: Wesley Williams, “Winnie the Poo and You"


  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 – Breakfast, first floor
  • 9 a.m. Business Meeting, second-floor meeting room General Session Second-floor meeting room
  • 9:15 a.m.Wesley Williams, “Tips For Improving Your Sales Productivity”
  • 10:15 a.m.15-minute break
  • 10:30 a.m.Reports from Philip M. Lucey, executive director of the North Carolina Press Association and from the N.C. Press Credit Union
  • 10:45 a.m.David Singleton, advertising director of The Washington Daily News, “Special Event Marketing” Drive incremental revenue, engage your audience and brand the niche pub of your choice (or your main flag). Dave led a similar discussion at the Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. meeting in March. He is drawing from his experience as ad director at the Daily Reflector and successful examples from colleagues in other markets.
  • 11:15 a.m.Keven Zepezauer, general manager of The Wilson Times, “Premium Days” After graduating from N.C. State University, Keven began his newspaper career as a district manager for the News & Observer before heading east to Cooke Communications in 2001. He most recently served as the director of circulation and audience development for Cooke before joining The Wilson Times last year.
  • 11:45 a.m.Ken MacDonald, publisher, The News-Journal in Raeford. “Using Inexpensive Technology To Enhance Delivery Service” Ken’s journalism career spans both broadcast and print, as he has served as news director of WWNC in Asheville and as news reporter at WQSM-WFNC in Fayetteville. He will demonstrate how carriers can use an ordinary car GPS unit (such as a Garmin) to track their paid and free-delivery routes.
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m. ADJOURN

Need a registration form or have questions? Please call Bart Adams at (910) 891-1234, or Rick Stewart,(919) 936-9891.