Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina)

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The Times-News
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The June 27, 2017, front page of
The Times-News
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)New Media Investment Group
PublisherPaul Mauney[1]
EditorRich Jackson[2]
FoundedJanuary 18, 1923 (as Burlington Daily News)[3]
LanguageEnglish
Headquarters707 S. Main Street, Burlington, North Carolina  United States
Circulation21,000 daily
23,000 Sunday
(January 2015)[4]
OCLC number35154691
Websitewww.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.[3]

History[edit]

The Times-News was founded in 1887[5]. It joined Freedom Communications Inc. in 1978, and was sold to Halifax Media Group in 2012.[6] In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group.[7]

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 was a Best of Freedom winner in 2006.[8] 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. ^ "North Carolina Newspaper Directory". Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  2. ^ "North Carolina Newspaper Directory". Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "2015 Rate Card" (PDF). Times-News_(Burlington,_North_Carolina). Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Freedom announces sale of Florida, N.C. properties to Halifax Media Group Archived June 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ New Media Announces Agreement to Acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 Million Archived 2016-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Operation Gulfport Earns Award; Effort has Raised $100,000 So Far". Times - News [Burlington, N.C]. March 26, 2006.

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