The Shelby Star is a newspaper based in Shelby, North Carolina. The newspaper was owned by Freedom Communications until 2012, when Freedom sold its Florida and North Carolina papers to Halifax Media Group.[3] In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group.[4]

Its editorial position is generally conservative, and sometimes libertarian. Among the syndicated columnists whose columns it runs are Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, and Tibor Machan.

The paper uses "The Star" as its masthead, omitting the name "Shelby".


The Star primarily serves Cleveland County and the surrounding areas.

The newspaper has an online presence at , The Star Television partner is WSOC-TV (Channel 9, an ABC affiliate) in nearby Charlotte.

The newspaper also has a presence on Facebook (), Twitter (), and Instagram ().

The newspaper has ties back to August 1894 when Clyde Hoey purchased the Shelby Review and changed the name to The Cleveland Star. In 1936, the name was changed to The Shelby Daily Star.