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How can a new business get some exposure in the community? What publications can help?

Si Cantwell
StarNews

Q. Are there any publications or other venues in the Wilmington area that spotlight new local businesses to help them gain some exposure in the community?

A. It’s a good idea to send out a press release announcing your business opening.

Some press release tips: Keep it simple and plain, make it clear in the first paragraph what the news is. Be sure to spell everything correctly and to include all the information a reader would need to know to respond, business address, hours of operation, a description of the business. Always provide a phone number and/or email address (preferably both) that the public can call for more information.

Here at the StarNews, we invite you to submit press releases to:

breakingnews@starnewsonline.com

Here is information on the region’s publications from FY 2012, our annual fact book. This information was compiled in the summer of 2012, and I apologize if some of it is already outdated. Look for the 2013 fact book to come out this summer with updated information about publications and other facets of local life.

DAILY NEWSPAPER

StarNews Media

The oldest continuously published newspaper in North Carolina. Provides news to Southeastern North Carolina.

Owned by Halifax Media Group

Daily Circulation: 38,181

Sunday Circulation: 43,246

1003 S. 17th St. (Business office and newsroom)

P.O. Box 840, Wilmington, NC 28402

Publisher: Robert J. Gruber, 343-2209

News tips and newsroom: 343-2004

Subscription services: 343-2391

Classified: 343-2323

Advertising: 343-2311

Advertising fax: 343-2346

News fax: 343-2227

www.StarNewsOnline.com

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

The Brunswick Beacon

(published Thursdays)

Covers Brunswick County

Circulation: About 15,000

P.O. Box 2558, Shallotte, NC 28459

Publisher: Scott Harrell

754-6890

Fax: 754-5407

www.brunswickbeacon.com

 

Greater Diversity News

(published Thursdays)

Part of Promised Land Media, a newspaper focused on the African-American community

Circulation: 10,000

Co-publishers: Kathy and Peter Grear

(800) 462-0738

Fax: 763-6304

www.greaterdiversity.com

 

Encore

(published Wednesdays)

Covers arts and entertainment

Circulation: 16,000

P.O. Box 12430

Wilmington, NC 28405

General manager: John Hitt

Editor-in-chief: Shea Carver

791-0688

Fax: 791-9534

www.encorepub.com

 

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

(published biweekly)

Circulation: 10,000

130 N. Front St., Suite 105

Wilmington, NC 28401

Publisher: Rob Kaiser

Editor: Vicky Janowski

343-8600, ext. 208

Fax: 343-8660

www.wilmingtonbiz.net

 

The Island Gazette

(published Wednesdays)

Covers southern New Hanover County

Circulation: 10,000

1003 Bennet Lane, Suite F

Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Publisher: Roger McKee

Managing editor: Willard H. Killough III

Fax: 458-0267

www.islandgazette.net

 

Lumina News

(published Thursdays)

Covers Wrightsville Beach

Circulation: 6,000

7232 Wrightsville Ave., Suite D

Wilmington, NC 28403

P.O. Box 1110

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Publisher/editor: Pat Bradford

Fax: 256-6512

www.luminanews.com

 

The Pender Chronicle

(published Wednesdays)

Covers Pender County

Circulation: 5,000

P.O. Box 69

Kenansville, NC 28349

Editor: Gary Scott

259-2504

Fax: 259-6277

 

The Pender-Topsail Voice & Post

(published Wednesdays)

Covers Pender County

Circulation: 6,000

201-A W. Fremont St.

Burgaw, NC 28425

P.O. Box 955

Publishers: Les and Becky High

Editor: Andy Pettigrew

Fax: 259-9112

www.thependerpost.com

 

The Seahawk

(published Thursdays)

Student newspaper of the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Fisher University Union, Room 1049

601 S. College Road

Wilmington, NC 28403

Editor-in-chief: Alyson Davis

Editorial: 962-3229

Fax: 962-7131

Ads: 962-3789

www.theseahawk.org

 

The State Port Pilot

(published Wednesdays)

Covers Brunswick County

Circulation: 10,500

114 E. Moore St.

P.O. Box 10548

Southport, NC 28461

Publisher/editor: Ed Harper

www.stateportpilot.com

 

The Wilmington Journal

(published Thursdays)

Covers the African-American community

Circulation: 10,000

412 S. Seventh St.

P.O. Box 1020

Wilmington, NC 28402

762-5502

Fax: 343-1334

Publisher/editor: Mary Alice Jervay Thatch

www.wilmingtonjournal.com

 

MAGAZINES

Beach Scene

(published monthly May-September)

Circulation: 48,000

1003 S. 17th St.

Wilmington, NC 28401

Publisher: Bob Gruber

Editor: Diane Fuhrer

343-2019

www.ncbeachscene.com

 

Better Living

(published monthly)

Circulation: 37,000

1003 S. 17th St.

Wilmington, NC 28401

Publisher: Bob Gruber

Editor: Diane Fuhrer

343-2019

www.ncbetterliving.com

 

Sounds Magazine

(published three times per year, March, June and Oct.)

Covers the greater Topsail area

Circulation: About 20,000

15444 U.S. 17 North #225

P.O. Box 880

Hampstead, NC 28443

Publisher: Les and Becky High

Editor: Andy Pettigrew

270-2944

Fax: 270-9315

www.thependerpost.com

 

Wrightsville Beach Magazine

(published monthly)

Circulation: 20,000

7232 Wrightsville Ave., Suite D

Wilmington, NC 28403

P.O. Box 1110

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Publisher/editor: Pat Bradford

Fax: 256-6512

www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com

 

Focus on the Coast

(published monthly)

6406 Shinnwood Road

Wilmington, NC 28409

Publisher: Laurel Maultsby

Production Editor: Jennifer Jon-Choate

Fax: 392-7722

www.focusonthecoast.com

 

Men, Ink.

(free, published quarterly)

1906 Princess Street

Wilmington, NC 28405

Publisher: David W. Frederiksen

Editor: Mike Johnson

www.menink.com

 

wilma

(published monthly)

Circulation: 15,000

130 N. Front St., Suite 105

Wilmington, NC 28401

Publisher: Rob Kaiser

Editor: Vicky Janowski

343-8600

Fax: 343-8660

www.wilmaontheweb.com

 

Wilmington Parent

(published monthly)

Circulation: 10,000

P.O. Box 1336

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Publisher/editor: Keith Jaworski

www.wilmingtonparent.com

 

North Brunswick Magazine

(Published quarterly)

Circulation: 25,000

P.O. Box 1361

Leland, NC 28451

Publisher: Justin Williams

Editor: Molly Harrison

207-0156

www.northbrunswickmagazine.com

 

South Brunswick Magazine

(Published quarterly)

Circulation: 25,000

P.O. Box 1361

Leland, NC 28451

Publisher: Justin Williams

Editor: Molly Harrison

207-0156

www.southbrunswickmagazine.com

 

Livin’ Out Loud

(published monthly)

Designed for active older adults in the Lower Cape Fear region

Nancy Hall Publications

P.O. Box 15944

Wilmington, NC 28408

Publisher: Todd Godbey

Editor-in-chief: Bill Braswell

338.1205

www.livinoutloudmag.com

 

Dog Living Magazine

(published bi-monthly)

Circulation: 10,000

P.O. Box 1914

Wilmington, NC 28402

Publisher: Suzanne Jalot

www.doglivingmagazine.com

 

PawPrints

(Published monthly)

Showcases homeless animals available for adoption and covers pet ownership issues

Circulation: 9,000

P.O. Box 4834

Wilmington, NC 28406

Publishers/editors: Kelly Wall and Diane Pour

www.PawPrintsMagazine.com

 

La Prensa

Covers Hispanic population and issues

Circulation: 10,000

2211 Klein Road, Wilmington [Map this], NC

Editor: Janett Adams

www.prensacarolinas.com

 

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