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It’s our birthday!

It didn’t look good for The Erwin Record in the early days.
The first issue of this newspaper was published Jan. 27, 1928 – just months from the beginning of the Great Depression.
Somehow, Alma Broce’s newspaper made it through those years of national hardship and even trounced any competition that came along, too. The Erwin Observer thought it could take on Alma’s newspaper. It hung around for a little while, but that newspaper eventually saw the light and folded.
Cheap imitations never last.
So we’re thrilled to say we’ve been Unicoi County’s newspaper of choice for 82 years. It’s something we take very seriously.
We believe in providing the information you need to make your life better. We believe in writing stories that will make you smile. We believe in publishing news you can use.
In short, we believe in our community and being the very best newspaper we can be – every single week.
Thanks for the memories, and we hope to keep making many, many more.
Be sure to play our annual anniversary contest. Call us Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning at 4 p.m. and wish us “Happy Birthday!” for a chance to win $82. If you’re the 82nd caller, you win – it’s that simple. We have another contest this year, too. If we add 82 new “fans” on our Facebook page by Sunday, Jan. 31, we’ll enter all our fans for a chance for one of them to win $82. Good luck!