Rick Bean to retire Dec. 31; Jana Thomasson named as successor 10/1/18

Rick Bean has announced his intention to retire as president of the North Carolina/Georgia/Tennessee division of Paxton Media Group and publisher of the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise at year end.

Jana Thomasson, publisher of the Mountain Press in Sevierville, Tenn., has been named to succeed Bean as president of the division. The announcement was made by David Paxton, president and CEO of PMG.

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Paxton Media Group acquires Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald 2/3/18

Paxton Media Group has purchased The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., from Wick Communications.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Wick Communications in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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