STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION

(Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685)

Publication Title: Wilkes Journal-Patriot.

Publication No.: 2857-0000.

Date of filing: Oct. 10, 2019.

Issue Frequency: Periodical.

No. of issues published annually: 104.

Annual Subscription Price: $40

Complete mailing address of known office of publication: P.O. Box 70/711 Main St., North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-0070.

Contact Person: Ellen H. Archibald / Caroline H. Czerkawski Telephone (336) 838-4117.

Complete mailing address of headquarters or general business office of publishers: P.O. Box 70/711 Main St., North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-0070.

Full names and complete mailing addresses of publishers, editor and managing editor:

Publisher: Rebecca S. Hubbard, P.O. Box 70/711 Main St., North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-0070.

Editor: Julius C. Hubbard IV, P.O. Box 70/711 Main St., North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-0070.

Managing Editor: None

Owner: Mrs. Rebecca S. Hubbard, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-0070, Julius C. Hubbard IV, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-0070, Ellen H. Archibald, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-0070, Charles N. Hubbard, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-0070, Caroline H. Czerkawski, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-0070.

Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages and other securities: None.

Tax Status: Has not changed during preceding 12 months.

Publication Title: Wilkes Journal-Patriot.

Issue date for circulation data below: Oct. 8, 2019.

Extent and nature of circulation:

A. Total no. copies (net press run), average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 11,000, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 10,300.

B. Legitimate paid and/or requested distribution (By mail and outside the mail): (1) Outside county paid/requested mail subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541 (include direct written request from recipient, telemarketing and Internet requests from recipient, paid subscriptions including nominal rate subscriptions, employer requests, advertiser’s proof copies and exchange copies) average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 375, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 349. (2) In-county paid/requested mail subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541 (include direct written request from recipient, telemarketing and Internet requests from recipient, paid subscriptions including nominal rate subscriptions, employer requests, advertiser’s proof copies and exchange copies) average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 1150, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 1085. (3) Sales through dealers and carriers, street vendors, counter sales, and other paid or requested distribution outside USPS® average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 9,203, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 8,593. (4) Requested copies distributed by other mail classes through the USPS (e.g. First-Class Mail®), average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 0, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 0.

C. Total paid and/or requested circulation (Sum of 15b. (1), (2), (3) and (4), average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 10,728, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 10,027.

D. Non-requested distribution (by mail and outside the mail), (1) Outside County Non-Requested Copies Stated on PS Form 3541 (include sample copies, requests over 3 years old, requests induced by a premium, bulk sales and requests including association requests, names obtained from business directories, lists and other sources) average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 11, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 12. (2) In-county non-requested copies Stated on PS Form 3541 (include sample copies, requests over 3 years old, requests induced by a premium, bulk sales and requests including association requests, names obtained from business directories, lists and other sources) average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 36, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 36. (3) Nonrequested copies distributed through the USPS by other classes of mail (e.g. First-Class Mail, nonrequested copies mailed in excess of 10% limit mailed at Standard Mail or Package Services rates), average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 0, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 0. (4) Nonrequested copies distributed outside the mail (include pick up stands, trade shows, showrooms and other sources), average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 125, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 125.

E. Total nonrequested distribution (sum of 15d (1), (2), (3) and (4), average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 172, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 173.

F. Total distribution, (Sum of 15c and 15e), average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 10,900, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 10,200.

G. Copies not distributed, average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 100, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 100.

H. Total (Sum of 15f and g) average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 11,000, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 10,300.

I. Percent paid and/or requested circulation (15c divided by 15f times 100), average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 98 percent, no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date 98 percent.

Electronic Copy circulation: (a.) Requested and paid electronic copies: Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months 0.

Publication of Statement of Ownership for a Requester Publication is required and will be printed in the Oct. 11, 2019 issue of this publication.

I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties).

Caroline H. Czerkawski

Ellen H. Archibald

Vice-Presidents

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