Top 10 North Carolina Daily Newspapers by Circulation

*Data as of July 2022.

1. The Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer has continued throughout its years of service to Charlotte and the surrounding communities, to accurately reflect the region and what matters to the local residents.

2. The News & Observer

The News & Observer, one of the nation’s best regional newspapers, but also published 10 bi-weekly newspapers that offer community coverage throughout the Triangle.

3. Winston-Salem Journal

The leading news source for Winston-Salem & Northwest N.C. since 1897.

4. The Fayetteville Observer

Southeast North Carolina’s largest media organization for breaking news, sports, entertainment and military coverage.

5. Asheville Citizen-Times

We believe in helping our communities solve issues, set visions and being a force of positive change.

6. Greensboro News and Record

The leading news source for Guilford, Rockingham and Randolph counties in north-central N.C. since 1890.

7. StarNews

Coastal Carolina’s News Leader since 1867.

8. The Gaston Gazette

This newspaper is dedicated to furnishing information to our readers so that they can better promote and preserve their own freedom and encourage others to see its blessings.

9. The Herald-Sun


Durham’s daily newspaper.

10. High Point Enterprise

The High Point Enterprise is the daily newspaper providing local coverage to High Point, North Carolina and surrounding areas.