A local newspaper called The Garner Citizen is no longer circulating. Owners say their revenue wasn't keeping up with production costs. Officials with the Audit Bureau of Circulations say newspaper circulation nationwide dropped nearly 9 percent last year. The last print edition of the Garner Citizen was delivered yesterday morning. Founder and executive editor Barry Moore says the paper was losing subscribers as fast as it gained them:
"Almost to a person, they said it was the economy or they were reading it online. And I think the evidence there is a thousand subscribers - weekly subscribers for a print paper - versus 10,000 reading it each week online."
The Garner Citizen will continue to produce news online.The paper won several editorial awards in its three years of circulation.