Sunday, April 12, 2009

Newspapers still hot items for folks in Garner

Today, Garner has three weekly newspapers covering goings-on in the Wake County town -- the Garner News, the Garner Citizen News & Times and the Garner-Clayton Record, which is published by The News & Observer.

The number rises to five if you count the two weekly papers that cover Cleveland, a small community southeast of Garner.

"We're bucking the trend, aren't we?" said Horace Davis, 75, who reads the three Garner papers religiously.

There appears to be no definitive answer why Garner, a sleepy bedroom community next door to Raleigh, is experiencing an old-fashioned newspaper war.

Both the recession and the Internet exist in Garner, and yet neither appears to have affected residents' appetite for print news or publishers' willingness to satisfy that appetite.

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