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George W. Wilbanks, East County Times’ founder, dies at 85

by Marge Neal, East County Times (https://eastcountytimesonline.com/current-news)
George Washington Wilbanks III, a successful eastern Baltimore County businessman whose ventures ranged from carpet manufacturing, sales and distribution to newspaper publishing, died of kidney failure on Feb. 28. He was 85.

Mr. Wilbanks was the owner and founding publisher of the East County Times.

MDDC welcomes The Town Courier to the Association

The MDDC Board voted to accept The Town Courier to active membership.

Delaware FBI Citizens Academy accepts applications until February 23

The Baltimore Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is hosting the Delaware Citizens Academy for five sessions this spring. The application deadline is February 23.

Binding archive issues

Courtesy of David Thompson, Kentucky Press Association
If you use The Lewis Company in Georgia for binding your issues, chances are you have received a letter that the company is discontinuing its operation at the end of the year. That’s according to a letter from Bobbie Lewis who owns the company.

2018 Reese Cleghorn Interns announced

Star ad rep, former Daily Times sports editor Rick Cullen dies

From the Seaford Star, Mike McClure, editor
Rick Cullen, an advertising representative for Morning Star Publications, Inc., passed away at his home last Friday. Cullen began working for the Star newspapers on July 6, 1999
Rick Cullen
and continued to work for the western Sussex papers until his death.


From National Newspaper Association, January 2018
A nationwide newspaper readership survey, commissioned by National Newspaper Association, was conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research of Harrisburg, PA, in early 2017. The company completed telephone surveys with 1,000 households across the country. A key takeaway from the readership survey is that the community newspaper remains the No. 1 source for local news and information as well as local advertising and shopping information. Sometimes, we take that fact for granted and tend to gloss over it. We need to do more to promote the strong local brand that we maintain.

Congressman Norman Leads Letter to Protect Newspapers

December 22, 2017

Newsprint trade duties set for January 8

MANSI Media will service MDDC’s display advertising program January 1

Newsprint Trade Tariffs Would Harm Newspapers

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