The Shelby Star
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherLucy Talley
EditorDiane Turbyfill
Sports editorJoe Hughes
LanguageAmerican English
Headquarters315 E Graham St.
Shelby, North Carolina, United States
Circulation4,378 (as of 2018)[1]
OCLC number38892599

The Shelby Star is daily newspaper based in Shelby, North Carolina. It primarily serves Cleveland County and the surrounding areas.


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.[2]

The newspaper was owned by Freedom Communications until 2012, when the company sold its Florida and North Carolina papers to Halifax Media Group.[3] Then, in 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group.[4][2]

See also


  1. ^ "2018 Legacy NEWM Annual Reports" (PDF). 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Star". Library of Congress. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Freedom announces sale of Florida, N.C. properties to Halifax Media Group Archived June 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ New Media Announces Agreement to Acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 Million Archived 2016-03-07 at the Wayback Machine