Sterling came back after shutting down, then closed again just a couple of years ago. I've used the paper, and it is so so. It was the cheapest paper we could use in our classes at the time. The advantage for me was a local drugstore right by the college would carry it for the students, so we didn't have to drive all over to get paper.
If y9u want a bargin, go fo Adorama's rebranded paper. RC 8x10 which I use for works prints runs $57 for a 250 sheet box. The fiber is similarly priced, but different so i can't quote it. It is rebranded Ilford.