A: Well it is...for subscribers. Most people still like to grab a cup of coffee, kick back in the recliner and read The News-Journal. There's just something about a printed newspaper. So we prefer to put our efforts in the printed version. We hope you'll subscribe to the printed version. I mean, what a deal! It's 75 cents per week inside Hoke County, and when you're done with the paper you can wrap fish or line the bird cage. Subscribe today! For those too far away for quick postal service, or those who just prefer the convenience of reading online, we offer a PDF service. Remember, it's for subscribers of the print version. Sign up here if you're already a print subsciber. By the way, we offer the PDF version free to deployed soldiers.)
A: We hope you'll use our website to communicate with us -- to send us news releases, tips, classified ads, birth announcements, letters to the editor and to subscribe. We also included a few items that quite frankly shouldn't have to wait a week--obituary news for example.
A: We DO have an archive, thankyouverymuch, but putting it online would be a formidable task for our limited-size staff, and converting microfilm would cost too much. If you really want to research old stories, microfilm versions of The News-Journal dating to the 20s are in the Hoke Public Library. If you really really really need to access an electronic version dating back to around 1988, contact: ken[at]thenews-journal.com
And get this: some old issues are online at a state-hosted site. It's here.
A: Yes! Use this link, available from our website:
A: First, that's what's outside our window. Second, we have a number of readers, particularly deployed soldier, who long for a view of home -- any ol' view-- and we're happy to oblige. And third, sometimes folks in other parts of the world want to see what the weather is like in Raeford. In fact, the webcam is a weatherunderground.com webcam.