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Burlington, NC – November 21, 2022 Paxton Media Group is acquiring six newspapers in North Carolina from Gannett Co., Inc. The titles include Lexington Dispatch, the Asheboro Courier-Tribune, … more
The climate surrounding officer-involved fatalities is, in a word, dynamic. Whether a shooting or shootout, deadly force incident to an arrest or the service of a warrant, or a high-speed chase … more
DENTON, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina state Sen. Stan Bingham, a businessman and newspaper publisher whose anecdotes and good-naturedness endeared him to colleagues from both parties, died … more
Lawmakers in the N.C. General Assembly will again take up what, on its face, seems a commonsense bill that would open the disciplinary records of government employees. The Government Transparency Act … more
Here at Business North Carolina and our related publications, we embrace enthusiasm as one of our core values. We believe that creativity is the lifeblood for an enterprise like ours and that it … more
... There’s a basic human longing for a sense of place, some part of the world that’s home, a place where you are a part of something that feeds your soul. Find it, feel it, and … more
The N.C. Court of Appeals handed down some very good news for journalists this month. The case arose after the arrest of Wesley Walker for an assault. WTVD’s Ed Crump emailed the Wake County … more
2022 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards  Contact: Philip Lucey, NCPA Executive Director, phil@ncpress.com  For Immediate Release  Thursday, August 25, … more
(Raleigh, NC) North Carolina Press Association members were honored for excellence in news and advertising coverage during the 149th annual convention held in Raleigh on Thursday, August 25, 2022. … more
North Carolina Press Association 149th Annual Convention  August 24 - 26, 2022  Hilton Raleigh North Hills 3415 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609 Wednesday August … more
NOTICEPursuant to Article II, Section 2, the North Carolina Press Services will hold an Annual Meeting on August 25, 2022  at  3:30 pm to elect the Board of Directors and Officers for … more
Starting today, the StarNews is changing how it approaches opinion and editorial content. We will no longer publish a daily Viewpoints page with syndicated content. Instead, we’ll publish a … more
Fore please! As the elite players of women’s golf descend on Southern Pines there is great work being done by The Pilot to cover the action. Publisher David Woronoff highlights the work that … more
The N.C. Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Forsyth County district attorney had no authority to have sealed the records of how a Black man died in the Forsyth County jail. Reporters from The … more
In January of this year, the Enhance Local Government Transparency Act (N.C. Senate Bill 473) made some important changes to our conflict-of-interest laws for public officials. Most notably, the bill … more
Adviser Neal Morgan credits student Caroline Chen of East Chapel Hill High School for fundamentally changing what he thought was possible for a high school journalist. “I am a passionate … more
We all know that public records are the property of the people and that, generally speaking, public agencies can only charge you the costs of actual duplication – the cost of the paper, the ink … more
For decades North Carolina has ranked near the bottom of all states in the country when it comes to the public’s right to know what went wrong when a government employee is transferred, demoted … more
We all know that North Carolina law requires public bodies to follow the open meetings law, which essentially means three things: publishing notice, allowing public access and keeping minutes.  … more
The NC Public Records Law applies to public business documents made or received by a public agency or official.  G.S. § 132-1(a).  It doesn’t matter if they exist on an … more
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