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The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is a newspaper
A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...
based in North Wilkesboro
North Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was approximately 4,116 at the 2000 census and is now 4,245 as of the 2010 census. North Wilkesboro is the birthplace and original home of Lowe's Home Improvement, which continues to have a major presence in...
, Wilkes County, North Carolina
Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The 2000 U.S. Census listed the county's population at 65,632; the 2010 U.S. Census listed the population at 69,340...
and published three times each week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). The paper claims a circulation of 15,000 paid subscribers.
According to its website, The Journal-Patriot traces its beginning to the establishment of The Wilkes Patriot by Charles H. Cowles
Charles Holden Cowles was a North Carolina Republican politician who served one term in the United States House of Representatives. He was the son of Calvin J. Cowles, a prominent Republican who was the son-in-law of William W. Holden. His uncle was Democratic Congressman William H.H. Cowles.A...
in 1906. Cowles was a Republican politician and served as a U.S. Congressman from 1907 to 1911. Under Cowles' guidance, the Patriot became one of the few Republican-leaning newspapers in North Carolina at the time. The Wilkes Journal was founded in 1917. The two newspapers merged in 1932.