Weekly ‘Observer’ Folds After Three Decades

By: The Associated Press

(AP) A family-owned community newspaper in northern Virginia has closed after years of declining advertising revenue and worsening circulation.

The weekly Observer newspaper provided news of life in Washington’s growing suburbs for more than 30 years. At its height in 2000, it had a circulation of 100,000 and editions in Herndon, Reston and Loudoun County.

Publisher Christopher L. Moore says the Observer had been struggling for the past three years. Its final edition was June 4.

Three other community newspapers in the region have folded in the past year.

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