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Times-News
707 S. Main St.
Burlington, NC 27215
336-227-0131
FAX 336-229-2463
www.thetimesnews.com

CONTACTS

Paul Mauney
Publisher
(336) 506-3002

Madison Taylor
Editor
(336) 506-3030

 

Founded:
1887. Joined Freedom Communications Inc. in 1978.

Circulation:
Daily: 19,687; Sunday: 22,155

Philosophy:
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.

Special features:
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:
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.

THE COMMUNITY

Location:
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 boom.

Market:
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.

Things to do:
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.

Population:
Alamance County: 151,131 (2010 U.S. Census)

Median home price:
$146,000.