Durham County

Chapel Hill News, The Durham News community papers to change

Staff reports

Starting next week, The News & Observer’s 10 free community papers, including the Chapel Hill News and The Durham News, will change.

On Wednesdays, the papers will contain coverage about food and dining. On Sundays, the papers will focus on news, features and sports stories from around the region.

Because the articles in the Wednesday and Sunday community papers will have been published previously in print and/or online, most subscribers will not receive a community paper.

The N&O’s community papers have a proud history. But in today’s 24-hour news cycle, twice-weekly community papers can no longer provide news and information in a way that matches how readers consume news.

The editorial and advertising staffs of the Chapel Hill News and The Durham News have joined The Herald-Sun (www.heraldsun.com), which will be the primary newspaper in the Triangle for local news from Durham, Orange and northern Chatham counties.

If you have a local news tips or story idea you can reach editor Mark Schultz at 919-829-8950 or mschultz@heraldsun.com and staff writer Tammy Grubb at 919-829-8926 or tgrubb@heraldsun.com. Please send letters to the editor of up to 300 words to letters@heraldsun.com

For information about Herald-Sun print subscriptions ($20.64 per month, tax included) and online-only subscriptions (just $10) contact manager Brent Agurs at 919-419-6542 or bagurs@heraldsun.com or Charles King at 919-419-6901 or cking@heraldsun.com

Events that were listed in the community papers can be submitted to calendar@heraldsun.com and to the online events calendar at Triangle.com, at http://events.triangle.com/.