The Times-News
The June 27, 2017, front page of
The Times-News
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Paxton Media Group
PublisherPaul Mauney[1]
EditorDonnie Fetter[2]
LanguageAmerican English
HeadquartersBurlington, North Carolina, United States
Circulation9,387 (as of 2018)[4]
OCLC number35154691

The Times-News is an American, English language daily newspaper based in Burlington, North Carolina formed in 1931 by the merger of the Burlington Daily Times and The Burlington News.[5][3]


The Times-News was founded in 1887.[6] It joined Freedom Communications Inc. in 1978, and was sold to Halifax Media Group in 2012.[7] In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group, which became Gannett in a 2019 merger.[8]

The lineage of The Times-News is as follows:[3]

In November of 2022 Paxton Media Group acquired The Burlington News-Times and five other North Carolina newspapers from Gannett Co., Inc.[9]

Special features

The paper includes a weekly Here & Now page that is written by local high school students. The newspaper also uses guest columnist, including as many as 20 local columnists per month. The Times-News has an internet website and Facebook page for interacting with customers.[10][11]


In addition to annual state press association awards, The Times-News was a Best of Freedom winner in 2006.[12] In 2006, the North Carolina Press Association[13] recognized The Times-News with awards in sports feature writing, photography, and more. Jay Ashley received first place in Sports Writing for his article, Players Memory Lives On.[14] Additionally, Sam Roberts received third place in Photography, Linda Bowden received second place in Illustration, Lee Barnes received second place in Serious Columns, Tom Dillon received first place in Criticism, and Isaac Groves received third place in News Enterprise Reporting.[14] The Times-News received similar awards from the North Carolina Press Association in 2005 and 2004.[15][16] It has also won awards in the NNA's Better Newspaper Contest for general excellence, best sports section, photography and writing.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "North Carolina Newspaper Directory". Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  2. ^ Fetter, Donnie. "Fetter: Getting to know my new home". Times-News. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Times-News". Library of Congress. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "2018 Legacy NEWM Annual Reports" (PDF). 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Alamance County, N.C. Newspapers". North Carolina Newspaper Project. State Library of North Carolina and North Carolina State Archives. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008.
  6. ^ "Media Information". GateHouse Media. GateHouse Media. Archived from the original on 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2017-06-22. The Times-News, established in 1887, is based in Burlington, North Carolina and is Alamance County's number one source for news, advertising, and entertainment.
  7. ^ "Freedom announces sale of Florida, N.C. properties to Halifax Media Group". Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  8. ^ "New Media Announces Agreement to Acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 Million" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  9. ^ Northam, Mitchell (9 December 2022). "Kentucky-based Paxton Media Group buys six North Carolina newspapers from Gannett". Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  10. ^ "The Times-News". Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  11. ^ "The Times-News". Facebook. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  12. ^ "Operation Gulfport Earns Award; Effort has Raised $100,000 So Far". Times - News [Burlington, N.C]. March 26, 2006.
  13. ^ "North Carolina Press Association". Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  14. ^ a b "2006 Ed Con Daily Winners". 2009-05-22. Archived from the original on 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  15. ^ "2004 Ed Con Daily Winners". 2006-11-14. Archived from the original on 2006-11-14. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  16. ^ "2004 Ed Con Daily Winners". 2006-05-12. Archived from the original on 2006-05-12. Retrieved 2019-10-25.