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The Fayetteville Observer
Fayetteville Publishing Company is a regional multimedia news source based in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
In addition to an award-winning daily paper, Fayetteville Publishing Company oversees one of the area's busiest news Websites, fayobserver.com, several weekly publications and Target Printing and Distribution, a thriving commercial printing operation.
The Fayetteville Observer has been locally owned by the same family for more than 80 years and is the oldest continuously-published newspaper in North Carolina.
The company was founded in 1816 as the Carolina Observer, becoming the Fayetteville Observer in 1883. Originally an afternoon paper, it began publishing a morning paper, The Fayetteville Times, in 1973. The two papers merged as a single morning paper, The Fayetteville Observer-Times, in 1990. It dropped ''Times'' from its masthead in 1999.
Whom to Contact
- Michael AdamsExecutive Editor
- Andrew Barksdale
- Charles BroadwellPresident & Publisher
- Shanna CappsAdvertising Executive
- Janet CarterAccount Supervisor
- Scott EmbryDirector of Advertising
- Kim HastyCommunity News Editor
- Bill KirbyCommunity News Editor
- Carolyn McLaurinLocal Sales Manager
- Ms. Sharon MoyerMarketing & Event Manager
- Jim SillsRetail Display Manager
- Kirsten SpeerExecutive Assistant to the Publisher
- Tim WhiteEditorial Page Editor
Located on Whitfield Street between Southern Avenue and Robeson Street.
The Impact of Supporting Local
By choosing to patronize locally owned establishments, you make a positive impact on our community in many ways. Here are just 5 of them:
- Environment - By buying things made closer to home, you’re cutting down on fossil fuel use, reducing your carbon impact and saving money.
- Local Economy - Local businesses buy more often from other local businesses, so the money you spend is retained in the community in a more concentrated fashion.
- Local Flavor - The experience at a local establishment is completely unique – providing the local flavor of the area
- Community Care - Local entrepreneurs are more connected to our community, because they live here, too. They are more likely than their non-local businesses to get involved in community efforts.
- Voicing Your Opinion - You are voting with your dollar to say, “Hey, I like this place and the neighborhood wouldn’t be the same without it.”