The McDowell News
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
PublisherTerry Coomes[1]
EditorScott Hollifield[2]
Founded1923; 99 years ago (1923)[3]
LanguageAmerican English
CountryUnited States
OCLC number31906140

The McDowell News is an English language newspaper published daily in Marion, North Carolina, United States, covering McDowell County. The newspaper is currently owned by Lee Enterprises, it was previously owned by Berkshire Hathaway's subsidiary BH Media Group since 2012,[5][6][3] and by Media General before that.[7] Lee Enterprises bought BH Media Group's publications in early 2020.[8][9] The McDowell News is a member of the North Carolina Press Association.[2] The McDowell News has a Facebook page for sharing news and interacting with readers.[10]

See also


  1. ^ "Terry Coomes, Regional Publisher at Lee Enterprises". LinkedIn. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "The McDowell News". NC Press Association. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "About The McDowell news. [volume] (Marion, N.C.) 1923-current". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Rate Card" (PDF). The McDowell News.[dead link]
  5. ^ Berkshire Hathaway Inc., "Daily Newspapers: North Carolina", 2016 Annual Report (PDF), Omaha, Nebraska, archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-26, retrieved 2017-03-27
  6. ^ "McDowell News". Archived from the original on December 16, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  7. ^ "Media General Announces Agreements with Berkshire Hathaway for Purchase of Newspapers and New Financing". PR Newswire. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Lee Enterprises to buy Berkshire Hathaway newspaper operations; Berkshire Hathaway to finance all debt" (PDF). Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Lee Enterprises completes acquisition of Berkshire Hathaway newspaper operations". Bloomberg. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  10. ^ "McDowell News". Retrieved January 21, 2020.