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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Number of daily newspaper deals highest since 2000 1/9/18

The newspaper industry saw its busiest transaction year in nearly two decades with 31 separate deals involving daily newspapers in 2017, according to Dirks, Van Essen & Murray.

Phil Murray, senior vice president, said the activity was driven by two factors.

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Sherman family announces sale of The Newport Daily News 10/30/17

Albert K. Sherman, Jr. has announced that his family has entered into a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of the Edward A. Sherman Publishing Company, which publishes the Newport (R.I.) Daily News and other publications.

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New company acquires Oklahoma dailies 10/3/17

A newly formed media group with Oklahoma ties has purchased three newspapers in the southern part of the state from Civitas Media.

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Aspen Daily News sold 9/5/17

Dave Danforth, founder of the Aspen (Colo.) Daily News, announced that he has sold the newspaper he founded 39 years ago to a group of local investors led by David Cook, the acting publisher. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Boone affiliates acquire Kentucky and Tennessee newspapers 9/4/17

Affiliates of Boone Newspapers have purchased the Middlesboro (Ky.) Daily News and two neighboring newspapers from Civitas Media of Davidson, N.C.

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Lancaster Management acquires Eastern Kentucky Group from Civitas Media 7/11/17

Appalachian Newspapers Inc., a unit of Alabama-based Lancaster Management Inc., acquired a group of newspapers in eastern Kentucky from Civitas Media.

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SC Business Publications LLC sells operating assets 7/10/17

SC Business Publications LLC, which publishes SC Biz News, Charleston Regional Business Journal, Columbia Regional Business Journal, GSA Business Report, SCBIZ and other affiliated titles, has sold its operating assets to a unit of New Media Investment Group.

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Markham family sells Antelope Valley Press 7/10/17

The Markham family has announced the sale of the Antelope Valley Press and its companion publications to a new corporation, Antelope Valley Press Inc., led by veteran newspaper publisher Steven Malkowich.

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Phillips Media acquires Sedalia Democrat 6/20/17

Phillips Media Group has acquired the daily Sedalia (Mo.) Democrat from North Carolina-based Civitas Media.

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