The Chapel Hill News, published continuously since 1923, is the hometown community newspaper serving Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Pittsoboro. Residents turn to our paper to see local faces and to read about local issues. Every Sunday and Wednesday, we provide the community with news on government, schools, entertainment, sports, and shopping.
We are committed to excellence as evidenced by the various awards presented to us by the North Carolina Press Association this year for community service, news reporting, features, editorials, appearance and general excellence overall for our paper and Web site. With a circulation of 25,700 on Wednesday and 28,000 on Sunday, The Chapel Hill News can be instrumental in helping you spread your advertising message!
The Chapel Hill News distribution area is unique, diverse and vibrant:
Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina ranked 1st among the 100 best U.S. public colleges and universities that offer the best combination of top-flight academics and affordable costs.
It has a current population of 144,940 up 14% since 2000. It is projected to grow an additional 8% in the next 5 years*.
Profile of adults 18+ in The Chapel Hill News distribution area:**
Median age: 45.8
Median HH income: $60,768
Median value, owned home: $230,620
Own home: 68%
Children under 18 at home: 32%
Chapel Hill is a town rich with traditions, ideas, spirit, and exuberance for healthy living. It was recognized among the top 10 Startup-Friendly Cities by Entrepreneur magazine in August 2009 Franklin Street in the heart of Chapel Hill offers eclectic boutiques, fantastic restaurants and Tar Heel memorabilia shops.
Carrboro is known for its well-managed growth, commitment to resident input, cultural diversity, activities for everyone, economic base of locally-owned small businesses, and its walkability.
Hillsborough is a small town with a big history. The downtown historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places features more than 100 homes, churches and buildings from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Today, Hillsborough is a tourist and permanent destination and a haven for artists and writers.
Pittsboro is in the heart of Chatham County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state. Residents embrace small town values of respect for one another and a strong sense of community. Its' people are a diverse group of artists and farmers, merchants and students.
* Claritas Inc., 2009
** Scarborough, Raleigh-Durham, April 2007-March 2009 (combined study)