1887. Joined Freedom Communications
Inc. in 1978.
Daily: 19,687; Sunday: 22,155
Times-News is known for its commitment to community
journalism and its development of young journalists.
The paper partners with two universities in hosting
as many as five interns per year. The paper's cornerstone
is local news coverage.
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.
In addition to annual state press association awards, Times-News staff members were honored by the Associated Press for featuring writing and the National Association of Sports Writers and Sportscasters for overall excellence. Our website was honored by the state press association for general excellence.
Centrally located in North Carolina roughly 60 miles
west of Raleigh, 25 miles west of Chapel Hill, 20 miles
east of Greensboro and 90 miles east of Charlotte.
In the past two years, areas west and south of the
paper's core community have experienced a building
Burlington, once a farming and textiles community,
now has as its largest employer a laboratory testing
company. Burlington and Alamance County are increasingly
becoming a bedroom community for the region.
In Burlington, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of
music and local and regional festivals. You’ll
also have easy access to some of the most exciting
athletics: two NASCAR venues within 100 miles,
the Charlotte Hornets, the Carolina Panthers, the Carolina
Hurricanes, minor-league baseball and some of the nation’s
best collegiate basketball teams. Daily trips can be
taken to the coast or the mountains.
Alamance County: 151,131 (2010 U.S. Census)
Median home price: