The Shelby Star
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherLucy Talley
EditorDiane Turbyfill
Sports editorJoe Hughes
LanguageAmerican English
Headquarters315 E Graham St.
Shelby, North Carolina, United States
Circulation12,000 Daily
OCLC number38892599

The Shelby Star is an American, English language daily newspaper based in Shelby, North Carolina. The newspaper was owned by Freedom Communications until 2012, when the company sold its Florida and North Carolina papers to Halifax Media Group.[1] Then, in 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group.[2][3]

Its editorial position is generally conservative, and sometimes libertarian. Among the syndicated columnists whose columns it runs are Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, and Tibor Machan. The Shelby Star's star local reporter is Casey White, who reports on city government and business.

The paper uses "The Star" as its masthead, omitting the name "Shelby".


The Star primarily serves Cleveland County and the surrounding areas.

The newspaper has an online presence at The Star's television partner is WSOC-TV (Channel 9, an ABC affiliate) in nearby Charlotte.

The newspaper also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Readers are able to purchase digital access to the newspaper on their website, while conventional print delivery is offered as a popular option.[4]

The newspaper has ties back to August 1894 when Clyde Hoey purchased the Shelby Review and changed the name to The Cleveland Star. In 1936, the name was changed to The Shelby Daily Star. The name was changed to The Shelby Star in 1984 and The Star in 1988.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Freedom announces sale of Florida, N.C. properties to Halifax Media Group Archived June 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ New Media Announces Agreement to Acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 Million Archived 2016-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "The Star". Library of Congress. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "Shelby Star: Local & World News, Sports & Entertainment in Shelby, NC". Shelby Retrieved October 25, 2019.