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The Salisbury Post is a daily newspaper, founded in 1905, in Salisbury, North Carolina that serves the city and other municipalities in Rowan County, as well as the county itself. The publisher of the Post is Greg Anderson and its editor is Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury Post
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Front entrance to Salisbury Post building.
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Boone Newspapers
PublisherGreg Anderson
EditorJosh Bergeron
Founded1905
Headquarters131 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Circulation18,970 Daily
19,417 Sunday[1]
ISSN0747-0738
Websitewww.salisburypost.com

HistoryEdit

The Salisbury Post debuted as The Salisbury Evening Post on Jan. 9, 1905, and immediately proclaimed itself as "Salisbury's Leading Afternoon Newspaper."

J. B. Doub, E. C. Arey and Gabe M. Royal launched the newspaper at 114 1/2 N. Main St., on the floor over G.A. Jackson's saloon. Joe X. Roueche and Clint N. Brown, former owners and publishers of the competing Salisbury Daily Sun, soon bought the Post and moved the operation across North Main Street to occupy the second floor of the old Meroney Opera House. A fire destroyed the Meroney Opera House on the morning of May 12, 1912, and took every vestige of equipment and record of the Post. But the newspaper kept publishing, as the editorial and mechanical staffs traveled to Spencer and used the office of A.W. Hicks, publisher of a small weekly.

Meanwhile, Roueche and Brown began negotiating the sale of the Post to a group of investors led by James Franklin Hurley, a former owner of The Concord Tribune. The change in ownership became official on July 22, 1912, and the Post moved back to Salisbury and began publication in the Shaver Building at 110 W. Innes St. Hurley served as both editor and publisher. He bought out most of the other original investors by 1919. The Post moved to its present location at 131 W. Innes St. in 1922. The Hurley family owned and operated the Salisbury Post until its sale to Evening Post Publishing Co. of Charleston, S.C., on Jan. 31, 1997.

The Salisbury Post began printing five days a week August 11, 2018.[2]

Evening Post Publishing CompanyEdit

Evening Post Publishing Co. is a privately held information and marketing company headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. Subsidiaries of the company include television stations in California, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, and Texas; daily and weekly newspapers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas. Internationally, the company owns the English-language daily newspaper in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Solo Syndicate, LTD. in London, England.

Boone NewspapersEdit

On February 19, 2014, the sale of the Salisbury Post to Salisbury Newsmedia LLC was completed. Salisbury Newsmedia is part of Northport, Alabama-based Boone Newspapers Inc.[3]

Salisbury the MagazineEdit

The Salisbury Post also publishes Salisbury the Magazine, a perfect-bound, 84-page magazine with featured content of Salisbury and Rowan County. Mark Wineka is the editor.

StaffEdit

The Post has had seven editors. The ones who held the position the longest were Spencer Murphy (1936 to 1964) and Elizabeth Cook (1993 to 2018).[4] As of December 20, 2018, Josh Bergeron takes over as editor.[5] The paper's newsroom staff includes Mark Wineka, Deirdre Parker-Smith, Shavonne Walker, Andie Foley and Liz Moomey. Dennis Davidson is the sports editor and Mike London is the assistant sports editor.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "POST, SALISBURY". eCirc. Audit Bureau of Circulation. Archived from the original on 7 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Post to be printed 5 days a week". Salisbury Post. August 5, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Tuscaloosa News, "Salisbury Post sold to Boone Newspapers affiliate," http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140218/NEWS/140219679
  4. ^ Wineka, Mark (November 11, 2018). "Post Editor Elizabeth Cook will retire at end of 2018". Salisbury Post. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Bergeron to lead Post newsroom". Salisbury Post. December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2018.

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