Star-News

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Star-News
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TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) New Media Investment Group
Founder(s)William H. Bernard
PublisherBob Gruber
EditorPam Sander
FoundedSeptember 23, 1867 (1867-09-23)
Headquarters1003 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Circulation 41,300 Daily
47,400 Sunday [1]
Website www.starnewsonline.com

Star-News is the daily newspaper for Wilmington, North Carolina, and its surrounding area (known as the Lower Cape Fear). It is North Carolina's oldest newspaper in continuous publication. [2] It was owned by Halifax Media Group until 2015, when Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group. [3]

Newspaper scheduled publication containing news of events, articles, features, editorials, and advertising

A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events and is often typed in black ink with a white or gray background.

Wilmington, North Carolina City in North Carolina, United States

Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States.

Cape Fear (region)

Cape Fear is a coastal plain and Tidewater region of North Carolina centered about the city of Wilmington. The region takes its name from the adjacent Cape Fear headland, as does the Cape Fear River which flows through the region and empties into the Atlantic Ocean near the cape. Much of the region's populated areas are found along the Atlantic beaches and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, while the rural areas are dominated by farms and swampland like that of the Green Swamp. The general area can be also identified by the titles "Lower Cape Fear", "Wilmington Metropolitan Area", "Southeastern North Carolina", and "Azalea Coast". The latter name is derived from the North Carolina Azalea Festival held annually in Wilmington. Municipalities in the area belong to the Cape Fear Council of Governments.

Contents

The Star-News has a circulation of 41,300 daily (47,400 Sunday) [1] and covers a three-county region in Southeastern North Carolina: New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender.

New Hanover County, North Carolina County in the United States

New Hanover County is one of 100 counties located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 202,667. Though the second-smallest county in land area, it is one of the most populous, as its county seat, Wilmington, is one of the state's largest cities. The county was created in 1729 as New Hanover Precinct and gained county status in 1739.

Brunswick County, North Carolina County in the United States

Brunswick County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,431. As its population was only 73,143 in 2000, that makes it one of the fastest growing counties in the state, at a nominal growth rate of about 47% in ten years, with much of the growth centered in the eastern section of the county, the suburbs of Wilmington such as Leland, Belville and Southport. The county seat is Bolivia, which at a population of around 150 people is among the least populous county seats in the state.

Pender County, North Carolina County in the United States

Pender County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,217. Its county seat is Burgaw.

History

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Historic sign marker for the Wilmington Morning Star
The headquarters for StarNews in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina StarNews Headquarters.jpg
The headquarters for StarNews in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina

The paper was originally published in September 23, 1867, as the Wilmington Evening Star by former Confederate Major William H. Bernard. Shortly after first publishing the paper, Bernard changed the paper to come out in the morning and changed the paper name to the Wilmington Morning Star. [2] "[I]t was an ardent advocacy of white supremacy-a view never more strongly demonstrated than in its coverage of the Wilmington race riots of 1898." [4]

Confederate States of America (de facto) federal republic in North America from 1861 to 1865

The Confederate States of America, commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865. The Confederacy was originally formed by seven secessionist slave-holding states—South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas—in the Lower South region of the United States, whose economy was heavily dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and a plantation system that relied upon the labor of African-American slaves.

From 1935 to 1970, the Morning Star was located in the Murchison Building on North Front Street in downtown Wilmington. The newspaper moved into its current location at 1003 17th Street South in 1970. [5]

The newspaper was named the Morning Star until the April 24, 2003, edition when it became the Star-News. [6] [7]

In 2018, the paper launched a podcast called "Cape Fear Unearthed," [8] hosted by reporter Hunter Ingram. [9]

As a result of damage from Hurricane Florence in September 2018, the Star-News moved into a temporary location in the Harrelson Building, after operating from a Hampton Inn, WWAY, and even homes of staff. The Star-News never stopped publishing during the storm. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 FAS-FAX Report - 9/30/2009 Archived 2013-03-17 at WebCite Audit Bureau of Circulations
  2. 1 2 "Marker: D-75". North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program. North Carolina Office of Archives & History. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  3. New Media Announces Agreement to Acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 Million Archived 2016-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Williams, Wiley J. (2006). "Wilmington Star". In Powell, William S. (ed.). Encyclopedia of North Carolina. University of North Carolina Press. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  5. 1 2 "StarNews newspaper moves operations to downtown Wilmington because of Florence damage". Winston-Salem Journal . Tribune News Service. September 29, 2018.
  6. Svanum, Ken (April 24, 2003). "New look to page; heritage remains". Star-News. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  7. Svanum, Ken (April 24, 2003). "New look to page; heritage remains (text-only version)". StarNewsOnline.com. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  8. Staff, StarNews. "StarNews to launch Cape Fear Unearthed history podcast". Wilmington Star News. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  9. "5 things to know about Cape Fear Unearthed host Hunter Ingram". Wilmington Star News. Retrieved 2019-03-16.