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The town of Stanley has adopted a public records policy that charges a special service fee for access to public records that take time to produce. The new policy, which was approved at a City Council … more
  The North Carolina Local News Lab Fund will open a new round of grant applications on July 8 to provide news and community organizations with flexible funding to respond to their communities’ needs.      June 26, 2024 — The North Carolina Local News Lab Fund will open a new round of grant applications on July 8 to … more
Since hosting the U.S. Open for the first time 25 years ago, Pinehurst No. 2 has changed a bit. A restoration of the golf course was completed in 2010. Bermudagrass has been installed. There’s … more
In a series of transactions effective June 1, CMG acquired BNI’s interests in the following affiliates: Bainbridge (Ga.) Media, publisher of The Post-Searchlight Brookhaven (Miss.) … more
For  The Pilot , 2024 is a special year — it has 13 months, as far as revenue is concerned.  “I don’t know any news organization that said, ‘Hey, we’re … more
The North Carolina Press Association proudly supports a bill to amend the North Carolina Constitution designed to preserve the public's right to know and ensure transparency and accountability within … more
Republican senators have dropped immediate plans to prevent the public and family members from seeing autopsy reports that are connected to criminal cases.  Last month, Sen. Danny Britt, a … more
In the beginning, one doesn’t even think about the long run. When you’re fighting every day to survive, there’s no time to look over your shoulder. Slow down long enough to take in … more
The state's highest court has said the public, including the news media, do not have to bring a lawsuit to get access to police body-worn camera videos and can instead use the easier and less … more
Kernersville, NC – Meredith Owensby Harrell has sold Carter Publishing Co., Inc. d/b/a Kernersville News to Paxton Media Group according to John Cribb, Cribb, Cope & Potts who represented … more
The North Carolina General Assembly earned the infamous ‘Black Hole Award’ from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in March, which is an annual award bestowed upon one … more
Laney Crawley's signature color is pink. She enters The Daily Tar Heel newsroom every day in a rosy ensemble, right down to the backpack, ready to get to work as the newspaper's opinion … more
The 2023-24 NCPA Contest is open for entries! Rules packets for all entries can be found here . Please upload your entries here   and make sure to re-register in the contest system, even if your … more
Questions are always deserving of answers and I’ve made it a personal choice to be truthful when I do respond to someone’s inquisitive nature. After all, in my line of work as a reporter, … more
At the end of 2023, ownership of the NC Insider transitioned from The McClatchy Company to State Affairs, Inc., a national company specializing in business-to-business news and data products for … more
We have big news for our readers and subscribers as we enter the new year. It’s a big change, but one we believe will prove beneficial and provide opportunities. As of the end of January, Womack … more
The First Amendment provides access to many – if not most – court proceedings and judicial records. This article is not intended to analyze the jurisprudence confirming the rights of … more
More and more, non-profits are performing governmental functions. Be they volunteer fire departments, public housing authorities, tourism or economic development authorities, hospital authorities, … more
On Giving Tuesday, we invite you to join us in making a meaningful impact on the future of local journalism in North Carolina. The North Carolina Press Foundation (NCPF) is reaching out to our … more
CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s only statewide newspaper will soon be printed in Charlotte along with several other regional and national publications after the completion of an acquisition … more
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