Front cover on February 28, 2012
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherLucy Talley,[1] Ned Cowan
EditorJennifer Heaslip,[1] Diane Norman
LanguageAmerican English
Headquarters106 Henderson Crossing
Hendersonville, NC, 28792
United States
CountryUnited States of America
Circulation6,217 (as of 2018)[2]
OCLC number13285937

The Times-News is an American, English language daily newspaper headquartered in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It has served Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina since 1881. The Hendersonville Times began in 1881 and the Hendersonville News in 1894.[3][1]


The Times-News was founded in 1881. The newspaper has been known as:[4][5]

In December 1985, it became an A.M. paper and added a Sunday edition. With a daily circulation of approximately 15,000, the Times-News averages about 40,000 readers per day.

In May 2007, it relaunched its website (formerly known as HendersonvilleNews.com) as BlueRidgeNow.com. The Times-News also has a Facebook page, the BlueRidgeNow (BRN).[5]

The Times-News was owned by Halifax Media Group until 2015, when Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group.[6][7]



  1. ^ a b c "Member Directory". North Carolina Press Association. Archived from the original on March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "2018 Legacy NEWM Annual Reports" (PDF). investors.gannett.com. 2018.
  3. ^ "Editorials". Times-News. April 27, 1992. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Times-News". Library of Congress. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "About Blue Ridge Now". Facebook. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  6. ^ "New Media Announces Agreement to Acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 Million" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "Halifax Media purchases 16 newspapers". Archived from the original on January 9, 2012.