The Town of Zebulon is getting back something it lost several years ago – a local newspaper focused on Zebulon and the surrounding communities.
The Zebulon Times is a subscription based weekly publication that will feature both print and digital publications. While the print edition will be issued weekly on Thursdays, the digital edition will be updated regularly and will include things such as local weather, school information such as closings, and general community happenings.
The publication will fill the gap that was left when national news organizations began consolidating community-based newspapers to decrease overhead expenses, a move that left many communities with no source of local information outside of social media.
“People need a local news source, and unfortunately the larger publications are more focused on the bigger cities, state, and national news – so local news got left behind,” said Mark Cone, publisher for Cone Publications that owns The Zebulon Times.