This database includes citations for two weekly newspapers which reported the news of the Pemberton region of Burlington County, New Jersey, an area that is located along the northern-most edge of the New Jersey Pinelands and just south of Fort Dix. The earliest is the "Times-Advertiser" which began publishing in February 1935 under the full title of “Burlington County Times-Advertiser” and was published weekly on Wednesdays. When the “Times-Advertiser” ceased publication in early 1983, the “Community News” took up where it left off beginning with the first issue in March 1983 and is still published weekly today.
Both newspapers chronicle the history of Pemberton Borough, Pemberton Township, Browns Mills, Fort Dix (known as Camp Dix until March 1939), Wrightstown, and Chatsworth. Over the course of the past 70-plus years, they additionally reported local news for Country Lakes, Presidential Lakes, Whitesbog, New Lisbon, and Birmingham, as well as New Hanover, North Hanover, Springfield, Southampton, and Woodland Townships. News included birth, marriage and death notices, legal announcements, sports, school news, business ventures and social concerns of the area. Of special note are articles about the hometown soldiers, and news and editorials on Fort Dix during WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and subsequent military actions.
The "Times-Advertiser" is available on microfilm from February 1935 – 1982 at the County Library in Westampton. The Pemberton Community Library in Brown’s Mills, owns scattered issues from August 1935 through April 1982.
The “Community News” is currently available from the Pemberton Community Library in Brown’s Mills, which owns the majority of published issues from 1983-present. In addition, it is available on microfilm from March 1983 – December 1995 at the County Library in Westampton.
Research and photocopies of articles will be done upon request for a fee. Please contact the Reference Department for further information.
The Pemberton Branch Library staff and volunteers are currently indexing the newspaper with 0 citations in the database to date.
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