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Boone Newspapers acquires Salisbury Post

Published 2:09pm Friday, February 21, 2014

SALISBURY, N.C. — Salisbury Newsmedia LLC, a newly formed affiliate of Boone Newspapers Inc. of Tuscaloosa, completed the purchase of the Salisbury Post Tuesday.

Salisbury Newsmedia, a newly-formed company, bought the Post, the Davie County Enterprise-Record and the Clemmons Courier from Charleston, S.C.-based Evening Post Industries, which had owned the newspapers since 1997.

The Greenville Advocate, operated by Greenville Newspapers LLC, is also a part of Boone Newspapers, Inc.

The Salisbury Post is a seven-day daily newspaper, located north of Charlotte, N.C.

Salisbury Newsmedia “will work hard to meet our every obligation to readers, customers, employees and all who have a stake in Salisbury,” said Todd H. Carpenter, one of the new owners and president and chief operating officer of Boone Newspapers.

Carpenter Newsmedia LLC and Boone Newspapers own controlling interest in the Salisbury Post.

Boone Newspapers manages newspapers in similar-sized communities in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.

The Post has consistently ranked as one of the best daily newspapers of its size in North Carolina. Last year, the paper won 23 awards in the annual N.C. Press Association editorial and photojournalism contest, including first-place honors in a dozen categories and second place for General Excellence.

James B. Boone Jr. of Tuscaloosa, is chief executive officer of Boone Newspapers, which has a rich history of quality newspapers and other publications in the communities it serves.

“We seek to produce the highest quality product the economics of the community served can support,” said Carpenter, explaining Boone’s corporate philosophy.

“And then, by ingenuity and imagination, we strive for a higher quality in an effort to serve and build that community.”

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