A newspaper chain in the east delayed production by several hours for the second time this week.
Officials with Freedom ENC which owns newspapers in New Bern, Jacksonville, and Kinston blame the delay on a new software used in conjunction with the papers' new format. On Monday, production was delayed by about 4 hours and Wednesday delivery was only pushed back by about 2 hours. The new compact edition debuted on Monday.
Officials with Freedom ENC say that during the production delays, full access to their online papers was given to all non subscribers. They've also had staff members delivering complimentary papers for feedback on the new format.