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Welcome To The Zebulon Times

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 …

Five trailblazers to be inducted into NC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame in 2018

The NC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame will induct Don Curtis, Lisa R. Davis, Rick French, Ken Lowe and John Sweeney on Friday, April 13, 2018. Founded and administered by the UNC School of …

Paxton Media Group purchases The Daily Herald

Paxton Media Group announced Tuesday the purchase of The Daily Herald from Wick Communications.Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily …

State needs law to restore student press freedom

Wilson Times Editorial Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein learned journalism fundamentals at his high school newspaper. But today’s teenage scribes are more likely to learn lessons in …

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News Herald publisher announces retirement

Lamar Smitherman announced his retirement as Publisher of the Morganton News Herald and the Marion McDowell News on Tuesday. Smitherman, who will step down from his role on March 30, has been in …

Stephens to take helm at Telegram

The Rocky Mount Telegram has a new person in charge.Kyle Stephens, who was the Group Publisher of Cooke Communications North Carolina’s Southern Group of non-daily newspapers, has succeeded …

Wilson retires from Telegram

Mark Wilson, the Rocky Mount Telegram's publisher for the past five years, has retired.The 67-year-old newspaperman guided his staff through a devastating hurricane, the creation of an offshoot …

StarNews Media names new advertising sales manager

WILMINGTON -- Cheryl Theiss, who has worked in the StarNews Media advertising department for the past four years, is stepping into a new leadership role within the department.Starting out as a sales …

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James Howard "Jim" Parker (1924 - 2018)

CHAPEL HILL — James Howard "Jim" Parker, 93, of Carolina Meadows, died Sunday morning, March 11, 2018 at UNC Hospital.He was born on Sept. 2, 1924, in Tarboro, the son of the late James Howard …

NCPA Convention Highlights

NCPA members convened in record numbers February 21-23 in Raleigh, NC. Starting with a packed room for the annual legislative breakfast to an evening awards banquet with over 400 attendees the 144th …

NCPA Convention Registration is OPEN

February 21-23, 2018 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Deadline for hotel registration is Tuesday January 30


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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 …