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Introduction to North Carolina News Media.

North Carolina is a US state that is located in the southeastern part of the country and shares its borders with South Carolina, Virginia, the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia and Tennessee. The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh, while Charlotte is the state’s largest city. The population of Charlotte was estimated at 2,569,213 in 2018. Raleigh, Durham and Cary are home to the second largest population in the state with 2,079,687 residents estimated in 2019. North Carolina also boasts of Research Triangle Park, which is the largest research park in the country.

History of North Carolina Newspapers

North Carolina welcomed the first newspaper in the mid-18th century under the title “The Fayetteville Observer”. It started publishing in 1816 and remains in publication even today. The Wilmington Star-News is the second oldest newspaper of the state that is being published every day since 1867. According to the Library of Congress, North Carolina had approximately 240 newspapers by January 1, 2020.

Just like other states of the United States, the circulation of the printed newspapers has declined in the last decade. The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh-based The News & Observer enjoy a lion share of paid subscription in the state.

Key People

James Davis is the man credited for introducing North Carolina to the press. In 1749, he came from Virginia to print some government documents. After completing his work, he published the North Carolina Gazette on August 9, 1751, and continued it until 1778. On June 8, 1764, Davis started another publication under the title “North Carolina Magazine, or Universal Intelligencer” that survived for four years.

On October 17, 1764, Andrew Steuart entered the North Carolina media market with the North Carolina Gazette & Weekly Post-Boy. Adam Boyd started publishing Cape Fear Mercury on October 13, 1769. Following the Revolutionary War, the newspaper industry witnessed substantial growth in North Carolina.

North Carolina newspapers and websites’ list

Here below we present you a list of some of the most prominent newspapers and websites operating in North Carolina. With this list of prominent North Carolina newspapers and other publications, we have tried to explain the origin, operations, status and relevance of these North Carolina based mediahouses.

1. The Dallas Morning News

North Carolina newspapers 1 The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News is an English language newspaper that serve the Dallas–Fort Worth region in Texas. The daily newspaper claims to have an average of 271,900 subscribers. Alfred Horatio Belo established the newspaper on October 1, 1885, as part of the Galveston Daily News. According to BurrellesLuce, The Dallas Morning News was among the 20 largest circulated newspaper in the United States from 2012 to 2013.

Awards

The newspaper has been bestowed with the Pulitzer Prize for nine times, in the 1990s and last in 2010, in both the categories of photography and news reporting. For education and regional reporting, The Dallas Morning News has received George Polk Awards while an Overseas Press Club award given for the newspaper’s photography.

Ownership

Owned by the A. H. Belo Corporation, The Dallas Morning News has its headquarters in downtown Dallas. In 1926, the Belo family that established The Dallas Morning News had sold its majority share to the longtime publisher of the paper, George Dealey.

Crisis

In January 2019, The Dallas Morning News fired people editorial, business and arts/culture departments. The paper’s daily business section was reduced to one separate section per week, while daily business coverage was clubbed with the Metro section of The Dallas Morning News. As many as 43 employees had lost their jobs in the crisis.

North Carolina newspapers 1 The Dallas Morning News website

The Dallas Morning News Online

The Dallas Morning News ePaper

The Dallas Morning News Android App

The Dallas Morning News iOS App

2. The News & Observer

North Carolina newspapers 2 The News Observer

The News & Observer is an English language newspaper with its base in Raleigh of North Carolina. The daily newspaper boasts of the largest circulation in North Carolina. Having won Pulitzer Prize thrice, The News & Observer was the first newspaper in the world to go online in 1994, according to PCMag.

Awards

The News & Observer won its most recent Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for its reports on North Carolina’s hog industry and its impacts on the health and environment. Melanie Sill, Joby Warrick and Pat Stith were among the reporters that reported about the state failure of the waste disposal systems.

In 1989, the newspaper received a Pulitzer Prize in the category of Criticism, thanks to the books written by Michael Skube. The News & Observer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Commentary for the first time in 1983 in the recognition of Claude Sitton’s distinguished style of commentary.

Website

The News & Observer also has a website with sections like Coronavirus, Local News, Sports, Living and Jobs/recruiting among others. The website provides its readers an access to the e-paper and regular updates on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

North Carolina newspapers 2 The News Observer website

The News & Observer Online

The News & Observer ePaper

The News & Observer Android App

The News & Observer iOS App

3. The Chapel Hill News

The Chapel Hill News is an English language newspaper owned by The News & Observer Publishing Co. for the coverage of towns like Carrboro, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. In January 2018, the print publication of The Chapel Hill News was stopped along with nine other bi-weekly newspapers owned by the same company. Now, all the ten newspapers are published in form of a free weekly titled Triangle Today.

Web Presence

On the web, The News & Observer has dedicated a separate section of its website to The Chapel Hill News. Community, Celebrations, Obituaries, Opinion and Sports are among the subsections of The Chapel Hill News section. One can follow The Chapel Hill News on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for regular news updates.

North Carolina newspapers 3 The Chapel Hill News website

The Chapel Hill News Online

4. Clayton News-Star

Clayton News-Star is an English language newspaper owned by The News & Observer Publishing Co. for the coverage of North Carolina’s Clayton town. In January 2018, The News & Observer Publishing Co. stopped print publication of the newspaper along with nine other bi-weekly newspapers owned by the company. Now, all the ten newspapers come consolidated in a free weekly called Triangle Today.

Web Presence

On the web, The News & Observer has dedicated a section of its website to Clayton News-Star. Community, Celebrations, Obituaries, Opinion and Sports are among the subsections of the Clayton News-Star section. One can follow Clayton News-Star on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for regular news updates.

North Carolina newspapers 4 Clayton News Star website

Clayton News-Star Online

5. ?The Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer is a Charlotte-based newspaper that claims to enjoy second largest circulation in North Carolina and South Carolina combined. Established in 1886, The Charlotte Observer is owned by The McClatchy Company. On its website, The Charlotte Observer publishes news in sections like Coronavirus, Local News, Sports, Arts/culture and Business among others.

North Carolina newspapers 5 The Charlotte Observer Star website

The Charlotte Observer Online

The Charlotte Observer ePaper

The Charlotte Observer Android App

The Charlotte Observer iOS App

6. News & Record

News & Record is a newspaper circulating in the Guilford County of North Carolina with its base in Greensboro. For regions like Greensboro and Rockingham County, the American paper has local sections.

Circulation

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, News & Record had an average daily circulation of about 54,789 on September 30, 2011. The Sunday circulation at that time was estimated at 81,600 copies. News & Record comes third in the list of largest newspapers in North Carolina. The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer are the biggest ones.

Website

News & Record also has a website with sections like Obituaries, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyles, COVID-19 and Buy & Sell for the convenience of its readers.

North Carolina newspapers 6 News Record website

News & Record Online

News & Record ePaper

News & Record Android App

News & Record iOS App

7. Asheville Citizen-Times?

North Carolina newspapers 7 Asheville Citizen Times

Asheville Citizen-Times is an Asheville-based newspaper of North Carolina that has been publishing daily since 1991. Owned by Gannett, Asheville Citizen-Times is a merger of morning and afternoon papers — Asheville Citizen and Asheville Times.

History

In 1870, Asheville Citizen was launched as a weekly newspaper and it became a state daily in 1885. Legendary writers like Thomas Wolfe, O. Henry and F. Scott Fitzgerald could be seen in the newsroom of the newspaper in its initial days.

In April 1997, Asheville Citizen-Times launched a website that now claims to host tens of thousands of visitors a day. Local, Sports, High School Huddle, Scene, Lifestyle and Obituaries are among the sections of news on the Asheville Citizen-Times website.

North Carolina newspapers 7 Asheville Citizen Times website

Asheville Citizen-Times Online

Asheville Citizen-Times ePaper

Asheville Citizen-Times Android App

Asheville Citizen-Times iOS App

8. Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina newspapers 8 Winston Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal is daily newspaper for the coverage of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County regions of North Carolina. Lee Enterprises owns the Journal that was launched in 1897.

Awards

In 1971, Winston-Salem Journal was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for a year-long campaign in reportages against strip mining in western North Carolina and Virginia.

Other Ventures

The website of Winston-Salem Journal is titled JournalNow. and WGHP of High Point is its television partner. In print, Winston-Salem Journal publishes separate weekly sections like Business, Journal West, Food and Relish. The same company has also been publishing a city magazine under the title of Winston-Salem Monthly since 2006. Carolina Weddings, WS Works and City Guide are among special editions of Winston-Salem Journal.

North Carolina newspapers 8 Winston Salem Journal website

Winston-Salem Journal Online

Winston-Salem Journal ePaper

Winston-Salem Journal Android App

Winston-Salem Journal iOS App

9. Star-News

Star-News is a Wilmington-based newspaper of North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, Star-News is the oldest surviving newspaper in North Carolina. Until 2015, Star-News was owned by Halifax Media Group and lated it was acquired by New Media Investment Group. With 41,300 daily and 47,400 Sunday circulation, Star-News covers New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick.

North Carolina newspapers 9 Star News website

Star-News Online

Star-News ePaper

Star-News Android App

Star-News iOS App

10. Indy Week

Indy Week, which was initially titled the Independent Weekly, is a tabloid newspaper that publishes on every alternate week. With its base in Durham, North Carolina, Indy Week covers the entire of the Research Triangle area that includes Durham, Raleigh, Chapel, Cary and Hill along with counties like Durham County, Wake County, Orange County and Chatham County.

North Carolina newspapers 10 Indy Week website

Indy Week Online

11. Chronicle

Chronicle, which is also known as Duke Chronicle, student paper published daily at Duke University in Durham. The first issue of the newspaper was published under the title of The Trinity Chronicle on December 19, 1905. While Trinity College was renamed Duke University with a donation by James Buchanan Duke, The Trinity Chronicle was also renamed Duke Chronicle.

North Carolina newspapers 11 Chronicle website

Chronicle Online

12. Times-News

North Carolina newspapers 12 Times News

Times-News is a Burlington-based newspaper of North Carolina that has been publishing daily since 1931. The Burlington Daily Times and The Burlington News had merged to give berth to Times-News. Established in in 1887, the newspaper came under the ownership of Freedom Communications Inc. in 1978. Halifax Media Group acquired Times-News in 2012 before Gannett completed a merger in 2019.

North Carolina newspapers 12 Times News website 1

Times-News Online

Times-News ePaper

Times-News iOS App

13. Athens Banner-Herald?

Athens Banner-Herald is a newspaper owned by Gannett for the coverage of Athens. According to Echo Media, the newspaper manages an average circulation of 20,000. On March 20, 1832, The Southern Banner was started and it went on to merge with Athens Herald in 1921.

North Carolina newspapers 13 Athens Banner Herald website

Athens Banner-Herald Online

Athens Banner-Herald ePaper

Athens Banner-Herald iOS App

14. Jacksonville Daily News

North Carolina newspapers 14 Jacksonville Daily News

Jacksonville Daily News is a Jacksonville-based newspaper that is published daily in North Carolina. Besides Jacksonville city, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Onslow County, Swansboro, Richlands, Sneads Ferry, North Topsail and Holly Ridge are among the regions that the newspaper serves. Established in 1953, Jacksonville Daily News had a Sunday circulation of 9,000 copies in 2019, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.

North Carolina newspapers 14 Jacksonville Daily News website

Jacksonville Daily News Online

Jacksonville Daily News ePaper

Jacksonville Daily News iOS App

15. The Fayetteville Observer

North Carolina newspapers 15 The Fayetteville Observer

The Fayetteville Observer is a Fayetteville-bases newspaper of North Carolina. Established in 1816, the daily newspaper claimed to be the oldest in North Carolina. Initially, it was known as Carolina Observer and was owned by the McMurray family. However, in 2016, The Fayetteville Observer was acquired by GateHouse Media, which came under the ownership of Gannett in 2019.

North Carolina newspapers 15 The Fayetteville Observer website

The Fayetteville Observer Online

The Fayetteville Observer ePaper

The Fayetteville Observer Android App

The Fayetteville Observer iOS App

16. Hickory Daily Record

North Carolina newspapers 16 Hickory Daily Record

Hickory Daily Record is a Hickory-based newspaper of North Carolina. Lee Enterprises owns the daily newspaper, which has membership of the North Carolina Press Association. Besides the city of Hickory, the newspaper serves Catawba County, Burke, Alexander County and Caldwell County. According to the Alliance for Audited Media, Hickory Daily Record had a weekend circulation of 9,372 copies and daily circulation of 7,853 in 2019.

North Carolina newspapers 16 Hickory Daily Record website

Hickory Daily Record Online

Hickory Daily Record ePaper

Hickory Daily Record Android App

Hickory Daily Record iOS App

17. The Daily Tar Heel

North Carolina newspapers 17 The Daily Tar Heel

The Daily Tar Heel is a student newspaper published by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Established on February 23, 1893, The Daily Tar Heel stared publishing daily in 1929. The Daily Tar Heel reports all news related to the university and sports within the state. In 2016, The Daily Tar Heel stopped publishing its Tuesday edition before publishing only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in 2017.

North Carolina newspapers 17 The Daily Tar Heel website

The Daily Tar Heel Online

The Daily Tar Heel ePaper

18. The Gaston Gazette

North Carolina newspapers 18 The Gaston Gazette scaled

The Gaston Gazette is a Gastonia-based newspaper of North Carolina. Freedom Communications owned the newspaper until 2012, before selling it to Halifax Media Group. New Media Investment Group acquired The Gaston Gazette in 2015 and merged with Gannett in 2019. The Gaston Gazette is known to be a conservative newspaper.

North Carolina newspapers 18 The Gaston Gazette website

The Gaston Gazette Online

The Gaston Gazette ePaper

The Gaston Gazette Android App

The Gaston Gazette iOS App

19. Chronicle Online

The Chronicle is a publication by journalism students of Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario. It covers news from Durham College, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, region of Durham and beyond. Published by Greg Murphy, the website has sections such as news, features, sports and arts among others. The Chronicle is also available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

North Carolina newspapers 19 Chronicle Online website

Chronicle Online Online

20. Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte Business Journal covers business news. It is owned by American City Business Journals, which claims to be the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the US. Besides the weekly print edition, it is also available as a website. Charlotte Business Journal also publishes an annual Book of Lists and Commercial Real Estate guides and several other supplements.

North Carolina newspapers 20 Charlotte Business Journal website

Charlotte Business Journal Online

Charlotte Business Journal Android App

Charlotte Business Journal iOS App

21. Triad Business News

Triad Business Journal covers business news in the 12-county Triad region of North Carolina. It is circulated in cities such as Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Guilford, Forsyth and Alamance counties. Besides weekly print edition, it provides news via newsletters, website and social media accounts. Triad Business Journal is owned by American City Business Journals. It is also present on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

North Carolina newspapers 21 Triad Business News website

Triad Business News Online

Triad Business News iOS App

22. Triangle Business Journal

Triangle Business Journal is a multimedia source for local business news in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill region. Owned by American City Business Journals, it is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

North Carolina newspapers 22 Triangle Business Journal website

Triangle Business Journal Online

23. The Robesonian

North Carolina newspapers 23 The Robesonian

The Robesonian is a daily newspaper published in Lumberton. It is published six days a week except for Monday. Founded by W.S. McDiamid, a Baptist preacher, its origin goes back to 1870. Since 2017, The Robesonian is owned by Champion Media. It also has a website, apps for mobile and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

North Carolina newspapers 23 The Robesonian website

The Robesonian Online

The Robesonian ePaper

The Robesonian Android App

The Robesonian iOS App

24. The Herald-Sun

North Carolina newspapers 24 The Herald Sun

The Herald-Sun is a daily newspaper based in Durham. Published in the broadsheet format, it is owned by McClatchy Company. The first issue of the newspaper appeared on January 1, 1991. Two newspapers, namely -Durham Morning Herald (1919–1990) and Durham Sun (1913–1990) were merged to form The Herald-Sun. It also has a website with sections such as local news, sports, opinion, entertainment and many more.

North Carolina newspapers 24 The Herald Sun website

The Herald-Sun Online

The Herald-Sun ePaper

The Herald-Sun Android App

The Herald-Sun iOS App

25. Salisbury Post

Salisbury Post, a daily newspaper published in Salisbury, was established on January 9, 1905. It was known as Salisbury Evening Post until 1984. The daily was launched by J. B. Doub, E. C. Arey and Gabe M. Royal. Published in the broadsheet format, it is owned by Boone Newspapers.

North Carolina newspapers 25 Salisbury Post website

Salisbury Post Online

Salisbury Post ePaper

26. Times-News

North Carolina newspapers 26 Hendersonville Times News

Times-News is a daily English language newspaper. It is circulated in Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western areas of North Carolina. Its origin goes back to 1881. Based in Hendersonville of Henderson County, it was formed with the merger of two former newspapers- The Hendersonville Times and Hendersonville News. Halifax Media Group owned Times-News until New Media Investment Group acquired it in 2015.

North Carolina newspapers 26 Hendersonville Times News website

Hendersonville Times-News Online

Hendersonville Times-News ePaper

Hendersonville Times-News iOS App

27. The Sampson Independent

North Carolina newspapers 27 Sampson Independent

The Sampson Independent is a daily newspaper published in the English language.  Based in Clinton of Sampson County, the newspaper is also a member of the North Carolina Press Association. The Sampson Independent traces its origin to 1924. It was established with the merger of two newspapers- The News Dispatch and The Sampsonian. It also has a news website, apps and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

North Carolina newspapers 27 Sampson Independent website

Sampson Independent Online

Sampson Independent ePaper

28. YES! Weekly

Yes! Weekly, headquartered in Greensboro of North Carolina is an alternative weekly newspaper. The newspaper is also circulated in High Point and Winston-Salem. Owned by Womack Newspapers Inc., Yes! Weekly is available on Wednesdays. It is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and North Carolina Press Association.

North Carolina newspapers 28 YES Weekly website

YES! Weekly Online

29. Charlotte Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing Charlotte caters to the readers of Charlotte-Mecklenburg area of North Carolina. It was established in 1987 and was sold to SouthComm in October 2011. Creative Loafing Charlotte is owned by Womack Newspapers since August 2014. Creative Loafing Charlotte also has a website with multiple categories like business, arts, music, film, events and many more. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well.

North Carolina newspapers 29 Creative Loafing website

Creative Loafing Online

30. The Independent Tribune

North Carolina newspapers 30 The Independent Tribune

Independent Tribune is a tri-weekly newspaper headquartered in Concord. Owned by Lee Enterpises, it covers Cabarrus County. Independent Tribune was a daily newspaper until 2009. It was founded on September 29, 1996 with the merger of The Concord Tribune and The Daily Independent of Kannapolis.

North Carolina newspapers 30 The Independent Tribune website

The Independent Tribune Online

The Independent Tribune ePaper

The Independent Tribune Android App

The Independent Tribune iOS App

31. Greensboro Rhino Times

Rhino Times is a news website with conservative approach. Founded in 1991, it covers Guilford County. Initially, the newspaper was known as The Rhinoceros Times.  It shut down its operations in 2013, however, later that year it was bought by a local real estate developer Roy Carroll who reopened it. The newspaper ceased operations again in 2018. An edition for Charlotte was launched in 2002 but discontinued in 2008.

North Carolina newspapers 31 Rhino Times website

Rhino Times Online

32. Mountain Xpress

North Carolina newspapers 32 Mountain Xpress

Mountain Xpress is a weekly newspaper published in Asheville and western North Carolina. It appears on Wednesdays in the tabloid format. Mountain Xpress also has a news portal. It is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.

North Carolina newspapers 32 Mountain Xpress website

Mountain Xpress Online

Mountain Xpress ePaper

33. Smoky Mountain News

North Carolina newspapers 33 Smoky Mountain News

Smoky Mountain News is a weekly newspaper. Headquartered in Waynesville, it is distributed free at over 600 locations in Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. Published in the tabloid format, it appears on Wednesdays.  Smoky Mountain News also has a news website with several sections like arts, opinion, travel and event among others. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well.

North Carolina newspapers 33 Smoky Mountain News website

Smoky Mountain News Online

34. HC Press

High Country Press is a newspaper established by Ken Ketchie on May 5, 2005. Based in Boone, it launched its website on February 29, 2012. With sections such as news, crime, business, politics and real estate, it serves Watauga and Avery counties of Northwestern North Carolina. High Country Press also has social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter besides a YouTube channel.

North Carolina newspapers 34 HC Press website

HC Press Online

35. The News Herald

North Carolina newspapers 35 Morganton News Herald scaled

The News Herald is a daily newspaper published in Morganton. The English language newspaper covers Burke County of North Carolina. It is also a member of the North Carolina Press Association. The News Herald was formed with the merger of two newspapers- The Morganton Herald and The Burke County News. It got its current name in November 1901. The News Herald is currently owned by lee Enterprises.

North Carolina newspapers 35 Morganton News Herald website

Morganton News Herald Online

Morganton News Herald ePaper

Morganton News Herald Android App

Morganton News Herald iOS App

36. Carolina Coast Online?

Carolina Coast Online is a news website based in Morehead City. It has several sections to cater to the interest of its readers such as beaches, the talk station, arts alive, calendar and multimedia among others.

North Carolina newspapers 36 Carolina Coast Online website

Carolina Coast Online Online

Carolina Coast Online ePaper

37. The News Reporter

The News Reporter is a semi-weekly newspaper published in the broadsheet format. It appears on Tuesday and Friday. Established in 1896, it is headquartered in Whiteville, North Carolina. In 1953, The News Reporter got Pulitzer Prize for Public Service along with Tabor City Tribune. Since 1938, the newspaper is owned Thompson/High family. The News Reporter also has a website.

North Carolina newspapers 37 The News Reporter website

The News Reporter Online

The News Reporter ePaper

The News Reporter Android App

The News Reporter iOS App

38. The Mountaineer

The Mountaineer is a newspaper headquartered in Waynesville of North Carolina. Owned by The Mountaineer Publishing Company, it also has a website with several sections such as news, life, sports, business, history and opinion among others. The Mountaineer is present on Facebook and Twitter as well.

North Carolina newspapers 38 The Mountaineer website

The Mountaineer Online

The Mountaineer ePaper

The Mountaineer Android App

The Mountaineer iOS App

39. Wilkes Journal-Patriot

North Carolina newspapers 39 Journal Patriot

Wilkes Journal-Patriot is a newspaper published in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County of North Carolina. Earlier, the newspaper was published twice a week on Tuesday and Friday. However, now it is a weekly that appears only on Wednesdays. Wilkes Journal-Patriot was established in 1932 with the merger of two newspapers – The Wilkes Patriot and Wilkes Journal. While The Wilkes Patriot was founded in 1906 by Charles H. Cowles, Wilkes Journal was established in 1917.

North Carolina newspapers 39 Journal Patriot website

Journal-Patriot Online

Journal-Patriot ePaper

40. The Dispatch

North Carolina newspapers 40 Lexington The Dispatch

The Dispatch is a newspaper published five times a week. It is based in Lexington of North Carolina. The first issue of The Dispatch appeared in 1902. It succeeded Davidson Dispatch, a weekly published from 1882 to 1902. The Dispatch became a semi-weekly in 1919 and then six-day-a week newspaper from September 6, 1948. Later in 2008, it discontinued its Monday edition.

North Carolina newspapers 40 Lexington The Dispatch website

Lexington The Dispatch Online

Lexington The Dispatch ePaper

Lexington The Dispatch iOS App

41. Chapel Boro

Chapel Boro is a news website covering Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Chatham County in North Carolina. The portal has sections such as sports, news and many more. It is also available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

North Carolina newspapers 41 ChapelBoro website

ChapelBoro Online

42. Watauga Democrat

North Carolina newspapers 42 Watauga Democrat

Watauga Democrat is a newspaper published twice a week in Boone, North Carolina. It is published on Wednesday and Sunday but is regularly updated on its website. It was founded in July 1888 by Joseph Spainhour as a political newspaper. Watauga Democrat was bought by D.D. Dougherty and R.C. Rivers after a year. Finally, Rivers became the sole owner after he purchased the rest of the shares. Initially, it had only four pages printed through a press capable operated by hands.

North Carolina newspapers 42 Watauga Democrat website

Watauga Democrat Online

43. Mountain Times

Mountain Times is a weekly newspaper published only on Thursdays. It is circulated in Boone and parts of western areas of North Carolina. Mountain Times was established in 1978. Jones Media Inc., of Greeneville, Tennessee acquired Mountain Times in 2002. In 2016, it was purchased by Adams Publishing Group. Mountain Times has three seasonal publications that are known as Summer Times, Autumn Times and Winter Times.

North Carolina newspapers 43 Mountain Times website

Mountain Times Online

44. Bladen Online

Bladen Online is a news website based in North Carolina. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has segregated the news stories into several sections such as crime, sports, lifestyle, events, classified and politics among others. Bladen Online is also available on major social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

North Carolina newspapers 44 Bladen Online website

Bladen Online Online

45. Statesville Record & Landmark

North Carolina newspapers 45 Statesville Record Landmark

Statesville Record & Landmark is a daily newspaper published in the English language in Statesville of North Carolina. The first issue of the newspaper appeared on June 19, 1874. Owned by Lee Enterprises, it appears seven days a week since 1920. It is the newspaper of record for Statesville. Initially, it was known as Landmark and has been serving Iredell County besides Statesville. It also has a news website. Statesville Record & Landmark is present on Facebook and Twitter as well.

North Carolina newspapers 45 Statesville Record Landmark website

Statesville Record & Landmark Online

Statesville Record & Landmark ePaper

Statesville Record & Landmark Android App

Statesville Record & Landmark iOS App

46. Raleigh La Conexion

La Conexión is said to be the oldest Spanish language newspaper in North Carolina. It was first published on December 1, 1995 in order to serve the Spanish-speaking residents of the state. La Conexión began weekly publication from March 2001. It also has a website. La Conexión is available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well.

North Carolina newspapers 46 La Conexion website

La Conexion Online

47. Mount Airy Mount Airy News

North Carolina newspapers 47 Mount Airy News

The Mount Airy News is a newspaper based in Mount Airy of North Carolina. The first issue of the newspaper appeared in 1880. Previously, it was published seven days a week. However, the Monday edition was ceased on April 9, 2012. The Mount Airy News also has a news website, mobile application for iOS and Android devices besides accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

North Carolina newspapers 47 Mount Airy News website

Mount Airy News Online

Mount Airy News ePaper

Mount Airy News Android App

Mount Airy News iOS App

48. The Daily Reflector

North Carolina newspapers 48 The Daily Reflector

The Daily Reflector is a newspaper covering eastern North Carolina and Pitt County. Based in Greenville, the daily newspaper is published in the broadsheet format. It was founded by David Jordan and Julian Whichard in 1882. The newspaper was originally known as The Eastern Reflector. Cox Newspapers bought the newspaper in 1996. Currently, Adams Publishing Group owns The Daily Reflector.

North Carolina newspapers 48 The Daily Reflector website

The Daily Reflector Online

The Daily Reflector ePaper

49. Technician

North Carolina newspapers 49 Technician

Technician, established on February 1, 1920, is a weekly student newspaper of North Carolina State University. Since 2018, it started being published on Thursdays. Technician is a part of NC State Student Media that also oversees a college radio station, WKNC-FM and other student publications. It is headquartered in Witherspoon Student Center, Raleigh in North Carolina. Technician also has a news website and is present on all major social media platforms.

North Carolina newspapers 49 Technician website

Technician Online

Technician ePaper

50. Rockingham Richmond County Daily Journal

North Carolina newspapers 50 Richmond County Daily Journal

Richmond County Daily Journal is an English language newspaper based in Rockingham, Richmond County in North Carolina. The newspaper is published daily except Saturday and Christmas.  Richmond County Journal, published from 1931 to 1966 is the predecessor of the newspaper. Richmond County Daily Journal also has a news website. Besides accounts on Facebook and Twitter, it also offers mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.

North Carolina newspapers 50 Richmond County Daily Journal website

Richmond County Daily Journal Online

Richmond County Daily Journal ePaper

51. North State Journal

North Carolina newspapers 51 North State Journal

North State Journal is a broadsheet newspaper established in 2016. Headquartered in Raleigh of North Carolina, the newspaper is owned by North State Media, LLC. Since 2017 North State Journal started publishing twice a week- Sunday and Wednesday. North State Journal also has a news website with multiple sections such as business, news, opinion and sports among others.

North Carolina newspapers 51 North State Journal website

North State Journal Online

North State Journal ePaper

52. Courier-Tribune

North Carolina newspapers 52 Courier Tribune

Courier-Tribune is an English language daily newspaper circulated in Asheboro and Randolph County in North Carolina. It is the only daily newspaper in Randolph County. Owned by Gatehouse Media, the newspaper is being published daily since 1978 except Saturday. Courier-Tribune’s origin traces back to 1876. It got its current name in 1940 after the merger of Courier and Randolph Tribune. Courier-Tribune also has a news website and is present on Facebook and Twitter.

North Carolina newspapers 52 Courier Tribune website

Courier-Tribune Online

Courier-Tribune ePaper

Courier-Tribune Android App

Courier-Tribune iOS App

53. The McDowell News

The McDowell News is a daily newspaper published in the English language in Marion of North Carolina. Owned by Lee Enterprises, previously, the newspaper was owned by Berkshire Hathaway’s subsidiary BH Media Group. The McDowell News is a member of the North Carolina Press Association. It also has a website with sections like opinion, sports, entertainment and lifestyle among others.

North Carolina newspapers 53 McDowell News website

McDowell News Online

McDowell News ePaper

54. Washington Daily News

Washington Daily News is a daily newspaper based in Washington. It also covers Beaufort County. The first issue of the newspaper appeared in 1909. In 1990, Washington Daily News was honoured with Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its articles on water contamination in the city. From 1949 to 2010, it was owned and published by the Futrell family. On June 16, 2010, the daily was sold to Washington Newsmedia LLC.

North Carolina newspapers 54 Washington Daily News website

Washington Daily News Online

Washington Daily News ePaper

55. New Bern Sun Journal

North Carolina newspapers 55 Sun Journal

New Bern Sun Journal is a newspaper published in the English language in New Bern. It was formed with the merger of two newspapers-Sun and Journal in 1914. The first issue was published in 1916. In 1923, it got acquired by New Bernian newspaper and then by Freedom Communications, Inc. Currently, New Media Investment Group owns the newspaper. Sun Journal also has a website and is present on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

North Carolina newspapers 55 Sun Journal website

Sun Journal Online

Sun Journal ePaper

56. Wilson Times?

North Carolina newspapers 56 Wilson Times

The Wilson Times is a semiweekly newspaper published in the broadsheet format. Based in Wilson in North Carolina, the first issue of The Wilson Times was published on February 18, 1896, by John D. Gold. However, its origin goes back to 1867. The newspaper is owned by Morgan Dickerman and Wilson Times Co. The Wilson Times ventured into digital space in 1997.

North Carolina newspapers 56 Wilson Times website

Wilson Times Online

Wilson Times ePaper

Wilson Times Android App

Wilson Times iOS App

57. The Stanly News and Press

The Stanly News and Press is a community newspaper based in Stanly County in North Carolina. It is published on Tuesdays and Weekends. Its origin dates back to 1880. The first issue of Stanly News and Press was published on December 3, 1929. Owned by Albemarle Newsmedia LLC, The Stanly News and Press also has a news website. It has sections like sports, community, opinion and news among others.

North Carolina newspapers 57 Stanly News and Press website

Stanly News and Press Online

Stanly News and Press ePaper

58. Laurinburg Exchange

North Carolina newspapers 58 Laurinburg

Laurinburg Exchange is a newspaper covering Laurinburg and Scotland County. The first issue of the newspaper appeared in 1882. It was established as a weekly by O.L. Moore and was published on Thursday. Laurinburg Exchange currently appears from Tuesday to Saturday. Laurinburg Exchange also has a news website with sections such as sports, features, business and entertainment among others. It even provides application for both Android and iOS users.

North Carolina newspapers 58 Laurinburg Exchange website

Laurinburg Exchange Online

Laurinburg Exchange ePaper

Laurinburg Exchange Android App

Laurinburg Exchange iOS App

59. High Point Enterprise

High Point Enterprise is a daily newspaper based in High Point of North Carolina. The morning newspaper is published in the English language. It was established in November 1885 as a weekly newspaper. The newspaper covers areas that include parts of Guilford,  Randolph, Davidson, and Forsyth counties in the Piedmont Triad area. It is owned by Paxton Media Group. High Point Enterprise also has a website. It has social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

North Carolina newspapers 59 High Point Enterprise website

High Point Enterprise Online

High Point Enterprise ePaper

60. ?The Smoky Mountain Times

North Carolina newspapers 60 The Smoky Mountain Times

Smoky Mountain Times is a newspaper based in Bryson City, North Carolina. The weekly newspaper is published on Thursdays. The first issue of Smoky Mountain Times appeared in 1883. It also has a website with several sections like local, regional, sports, obituaries and legal among others. It is even available on Facebook.

North Carolina newspapers 60 The Smoky Mountain Times website

The Smoky Mountain Times Online

The Smoky Mountain Times ePaper

61. Southern Pines Pilot

The Pilot is a daily newspaper that was published for the first time on November 26, 1920, in Vass. Its founder was Stacy Brewer. The newspaper was sold by Brewer on September 7, 1928. The website of The Pilot was launched on July 23, 1998. It is also available on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. From May 2013, The Pilot started publishing twice a week- Wednesday and Sunday.

North Carolina newspapers 61 Southern Pines Pilot website

Southern Pines Pilot Online

Southern Pines Pilot ePaper

62. Kinston The Free Pres

Kinston The Free Press is Kinston based daily newspaper published in the English language. The first issue of the newspaper appeared in 1882. Owned by New Media Investment Group, it is read in Kinston and Lenoir County of North Carolina. Until June 1, 2009, it was published in the broadsheet format. After that, it adopted the Berliner style. Kinston The Free Press also has a website and is available on Facebook and Twitter as well.

North Carolina newspapers 62 Kinston The Free Press website

Kinston The Free Pres Online

Kinston The Free Pres ePaper

Kinston The Free Pres iOS App

63. Shelby Star

North Carolina newspapers 63 Shelby Star

Shelby Star is a daily English language newspaper based in Shelby in North Carolina. Until 2012, it was owned by Freedom Communications. After that, Halifax Media Group, which was later acquired by New Media Investment Group in 2015 purchased its Florida and North Carolina papers. The broadsheet newspaper uses only “The Star” as its masthead.

North Carolina newspapers 63 Shelby Star website

Shelby Star Online

Shelby Star ePaper

Shelby Star Android App

Shelby Star iOS App

64. Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount Telegram was established in 1910 as The Evening Telegram. It was established by Joshua Lawrence Horne III. It got its current name in 1995 after being acquired by Thomson Newspapers in 1970. In 1996, Rocky Mount Telegram was purchased by Cox Newspapers followed by Cooke Communications in 2009 before being owned by Adams Publishing Group in 2018. Rocky Mount Telegram also has a website and is available on Facebook and Twitter.

North Carolina newspapers 64 Rocky Mount Telegram website

Rocky Mount Telegram Online

Rocky Mount Telegram ePaper

65. Charlotte Post

North Carolina newspapers 65 Charlotte Post

Charlotte Post is an African-American weekly newspaper headquartered in Charlotte of North Carolina. The first issue of the English language newspaper was published in 1878. Charlotte Post covers news from a Black perspective.  The newspaper is also circulated to South Carolina and Mecklenburg. The Triangle Tribune is its sister newspaper.

North Carolina newspapers 65 Charlotte Post website

Charlotte Post Online

66. Goldsboro News-Argus

North Carolina newspapers 66 Goldsboro News Argus

News Argus is a newspaper published for the residents of Goldsboro and Wayne County in North Carolina.  It appears five days a week, from Tuesday to Saturday. News Argus does not print on postal holidays, Christmas and Independence Day. It also has a website with sections such as sports, news, editorials and many others. It is present on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

North Carolina newspapers 66 Goldsboro News Argus website

Goldsboro News-Argus Online

Goldsboro News-Argus ePaper

Goldsboro News-Argus Android App

Goldsboro News-Argus iOS App

Conclusion

North Carolina has seen a massive shift due to the change in technology and the introduction of social media. Several newspapers couldn’t survive in the changing scenario and ceased to exist in the 20th and 21st-century. The majority of the newspapers that were established in the 18th century in North Carolina do not exist anymore. There is no doubt that this has led to a decrease in the circulation of newspapers in the last ten years.

Current Status

At the beginning of 2020, approx. 260 newspapers were reported to be published in North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer, The News & Observer, Winston-Salem Journal, The Fayetteville Observer and Asheville Citizen-Times are the top five newspapers in North Carolina in terms of circulation. The total paid print circulation is more than four million in the state. Besides regular newspapers, there are 24 student newspapers and 15 belong to special interests like religion and LGBTQ.

Media Support

There are two organisations working for the newspapers in the state. The North Carolina Press Association (NCPA) was established in 1873. As of 2020, it has 155 North Carolina newspapers as members. A non-profit organisation, North Carolina Press Foundation, was also founded in 1995 to support journalists.

Lastly, the coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected print media. Most of the newspapers are struggling financially to keep their operations going.

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