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The simplest method for looking up current events is to examine the daily newspaper.

BUT -- What if your family does not subscribe to the local newspaper?  You can:

  • buy the day's newspaper at your local grocery, convenience store, or newsstand
  • search online for limited access (headlines and first paragraph) to the local daily newspaper's content
  • come to the library where several newspapers and magazines may be read (only! No cutting out articles!) during library hours.  Copy machines are available to make copies of any article of interest.

OR -- you can access the online editions of most major newspapers with your library card through NC Live:

The Charlotte Observer articles are only available in print and through online subscription.  The Gaston Gazette provides some free online content for local news.  The Gaston County Library subscribes to both newspapers, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

Bias vs. Fake News

Be sure to look for bias in the news reports.The 2021 Media Bias Chart by Ad Fontes Media is licensed to share on social media

Media Bias chart

Source: Ad Fontes Media

Other Media News Sources

If you have a smart phone, you may have noticed an icon for a News Stream such as Apple News which lets you to scroll through the latest headlines in the newspapers, television, radio, and other online media.  Below are some television and radio news sources:

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