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Burr and Tillis should oppose newsprint tax

With a single vote, North Carolina’s U.S. senators can help stop a trade war in its tracks, preserve American jobs and prevent government from taking an unseemly swipe at the media watchdogs …

North Carolina, Apple negotiating deal on Triangle campus

Sources say that the technology company might be investing in the Research Triangle Park, and will create 10,000 jobs out of the venture. If the project were to go through, Apple is setting its …

'PRINT' Act introduced to protect publishers, printers from tariffs

Senators called for the protection against newsprint tariffs with the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018, otherwise known as the "PRINT Act".  The act would halt …

Sports media just got a big business-model subsidy from the Supreme Court

Monday morning the Supreme Court opposed a law that allows sports gambling to be banned. Now, sports gambling will be able to occur more frequently and with less restrictions. The law allows states …

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Star Sports Editor Alan Ford retires

For almost 40 years, Alan Ford has reported on Shelby's sport scene as the sports editor of The Shelby Star. The Star commemorates him by compiling testimonials from community members that have …

Publisher retiring after 33 years

Beginning June 1, the Davie County Enterprise Record and The Clemmons Courier's  editor and publisher of 33 years will step down. Dwight Sparks gave both small papers larger readership and the …

Charlotte Observer publisher Ann Caulkins to step down, successor named

Ann Caulkins, The Charlotte Observer’s president and publisher, is stepping down after 12 years and will be succeeded by Rodney Mahone, a longtime media executive from Georgia, company …

Carolina native, NPR newscaster Carl Kasell of ‘Wait, Wait’ dies at 84

Carl Kasell, longtime newscaster, University of North Carolina alumnus and co-founder of radio station WUNC, has died, NPR reported. In March 2013, the North Carolina Press Association named Kasell "North Carolinian of the Year."

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A new look at an old sales technique

Carla has been selling advertising for many years. She has researched and tried a variety of techniques to answer objections. “Just about everybody knows the Feel-Felt-Found formula,” she said. …

A sales principle that bears repeating

Carl is a marketing manager who has been on the receiving end of hundreds of media presentations. He knows a thing or two about effective sales techniques. “Most of the time, I’m the point person …

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 …

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