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History of the newspaper:

From 1935 until 2012, two weekly newspapers reported the news of the region around Pemberton Township and the Pinelands. The first is the Times-Advertiser, published weekly on Wednesdays, from February 1935 until April 1982. In March 1983, Community News took up where the previous newspaper left off and was still published weekly until February 2012.

Pemberton Township and the region covered by the newspapers, is located in eastern Burlington County, New Jersey and along the northern-most edge of the New Jersey Pinelands and just south of Fort Dix.

Content and scope of index:

This database includes 11,573 citations from these two weekly newspapers. 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 75-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 - April 1982 at the Burlington County Library in Westampton. The Pemberton Community Library in Browns Mills, owns scattered issues from August 1935 through April 1982.

The Community News is currently available for use at the Pemberton Community Library. They hold the majority of published issues in hardcopy from 1983 through September 2011. In addition, microfilm for March 1983 December 1995 is available at the Burlington County Library.

Research and photocopies will be done upon request for a fee. Please contact BCLS Reference staff for more information. The Pemberton Branch Library staff have indexed the newspaper in the database.