December 18, 2014

 ABOUT THE GRAHAM STAR

The Graham Star has been Graham County’s award-winning local news source since 1955. With a circulation of 3,500, The Star is mailed weekly each Thursday and keeps residents informed of events and news in beautiful Graham County, the hidden gem of North Carolina’s high country.

Individuals are welcome to stop by our offices at 774 Tallulah Road in Robbinsville with news, announcements or just to visit. The deadline for submitting news or buying a classified for the week’s paper is each Monday at 5 p.m. Classified ads are $4 for the first 10 words and 20 cents for each additional word. Ads must be prepaid. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Community news, birthdays, letters to the editor, club news and features are due by the previous Friday before publication at 5 p.m. Birthday announcements for children 12 or younger are published free of charge.

The deadline for display ads is noon on Tuesday. The Star offers competitive rates for display ads, discounts for nonprofit organizations and discounts for individuals who want their ads to appear in our sister publications, The Cherokee Scout in Murphy, The Andrews Journal in Andrews, The Smoky Mountain Times in Bryson City, the Clay County Progress in Hayesville and another other Community Newspaper, Inc. newspaper.

The Star is an affiliate of Community Newspapers, Inc., which is headquartered in Athens, Ga., and operates newspapers in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Copies are 75 cents each. A yearly subscription is $18 inside the county and $30 out of county. For more information, call 828.479.3383. or email us at editor@grahamstar.com Our offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.



OUR MISSION
THE GRAHAM STAR is published with pride for the people of Graham and adjoining counties by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Ga. We believe that strong newspapers build strong communities. "Newspapers get things done!" Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity, loyalty, quality and hard work. We believe that a community must first know about itself in order to act in its own best interest.

AWARDS
2010
  • - President’s Award, Community Newspapers, Inc.
  • - Best of Community Newspapers, Inc., Division B

  • James Budd, second place, Investigative Reporting, North Carolina Press Association
  • Zelerie Rose, second place, Profile Feature, North Carolina Press Association
  • Zelerie Rose, third place, Feature Writing, North Carolina Press Association
  • Zelerie Rose, first place, Best News Story, Best of Community Newspapers, Inc.
  • James Budd, second place, Best News Story, Best of Community Newspapers, Inc.
  • Zelerie Rose, second place Feature Story, Best of Community Newspapers, Inc.
  • Scott Wallace, second place, Feature Photography, Best of Community Newspapers, Inc.
2009
  • Zelerie Rose, third place, Sports Column, North Carolina Press Association
2008
  • James Budd, 1st Place, Serious Columns, North Carolina Press Association
  • Zelerie Rose, 2nd Place, Sports Columns, North Carolina Press Association
  • James Budd and staff, 1st Place, Special Section, North Carolina Press Association
  • Staff, 2nd Place, Special Section, North Carolina Press Association
2007
  • James Budd, 1st Place, Serious Columns, North Carolina Press Association
  • James Budd, 3rd Place, Feature Writing, Best of Community Newspapers, Inc.
  • Zelerie Rose, 3rd Place, Serious Columns, North Carolina Press Association
  • Zelerie Rose, 3rd Place, Profile Feature, North Carolina Press Association
2006
  • Nick Carter, 1st Place, Humorous Columns, North Carolina Press Association
  • Nick Carter, 3rd Place, Serious Columns, North Carolina Press Association