Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Respected North Carolina community newspaper lays off 16 employees; cities declining revenue

The Fayetteville Observer, one of the top community newspapers in North Carolina and a frequent contest winner, announced on Tuesday that it has laid off 16 employees because of declining revenue, Catherine Pritchard reports for the Observer. The layoffs included seven members of the news staff.

Charles Broadwell, the newspaper's publisher and president of Fayetteville Publishing Co., the Observer's parent company, told Pritchard, "These were deep and painful cuts today. We lost some very good people, and that's sad to say." Pritchard said there are no plans for further cuts.

The Observer is the state's oldest paper and largest independent paper, as well as being one of the largest family-owned papers in the country, according to the newspaper's website.

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