Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina)

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The Times-News
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) New Media Investment Group
Publisher Paul Mauney
Editor Rich Jackson[1]
Founded January 18, 1923 (as Burlington Daily News)[2]
Language English
Headquarters 707 S. Main Street, Burlington, North Carolina  United States
Circulation 36,000[3]
OCLC number 35154691
Website www.thetimesnews.com

The Times-News is a daily newspaper based in Burlington, North Carolina formed in 1931 by the merger of the Burlington Daily Times and The Burlington News.[2]

History[edit]

The Times-News was founded in 1887[4]. It joined Freedom Communications Inc. in 1978, and was sold to Halifax Media Group in 2012.[5] In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group.[6]

Special features[edit]

The weekly Here & Now page, a national award winner, is written by high school students. Through its guest columnist program, the paper has had as many as 20 local columnists published per month. The Times-News is also committed to a strong internet presence. The paper's Web site contains a broad spectrum of local information, news, and community submitted content.

Awards[edit]

In addition to annual state press association awards, The Times-News is a Best of Freedom winner this year.[when?] The paper is frequently honored for its columns, editorials and graphics.[by whom?] It has also won awards in the NNA's Better Newspaper Contest for general excellence, best sports section, photography and writing.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cresenzo, Bill (2017-03-06). "Veteran editor to join Times-News". The Times News. Burlington, North Carolina: The Times News. Rich Jackson, a veteran journalist and editor with 25 years of experience, has been named executive editor of the Times-News. 
  2. ^ a b "Alamance County, N.C. Newspapers". North Carolina Newspaper Project. State Library of North Carolina and North Carolina State Archives. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Rate Card" (PDF). The Times-News. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Media Information". GateHouse Media. GateHouse Media. Archived from the original on 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2017-06-22. The Times-News, established in 1887, is based in Burlington, North Carolina and is Alamance County’s number one source for news, advertising, and entertainment. 
  5. ^ Freedom announces sale of Florida, N.C. properties to Halifax Media Group Archived June 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ New Media Announces Agreement to Acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 Million

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