"Womack Publishing Company completed the acquisition of The Surry-Sussex Dispatch, The Dinwiddie Monitor, and The Prince George Journal on March 8. The newspapers will continue to provide the local community news residents of the region have come to expect for decades.
“We are pleased that we were able to acquire three outstanding community newspapers and continue the long tradition of public service they have provided their communities,” said Womack Publishing Director of Operations Chad B. Harrison.
Based in Chatham, VA. Womack Publishing is a family-owned company that publishes 18 community newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina. Womack Newspapers, Inc., based in Greensboro, publishes YES! Weekly, Creative Loafing (Charlotte, N.C.), and the Jamestown News, bringing the group total to 21.
Womack Publishing also publishes telephone directories, monthly magazines, visitors’ guides, as well as various digital media.
The Surry-Sussex Dispatch, The Dinwiddie Monitor and the Prince George Journal will join Womack Publishing’s other newspapers in the region, including The Independent-Messenger in Emporia, The Brunswick Times-Gazette in Lawrenceville Va., The South Hill Enterprise, The Warren Record in Warrenton, N.C., The News Progress in Chase City, Va. and The Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer in Littleton, N.C.
Roger Bell will serve as regional editor of all three publications and Michael Campbell will serve as news editor, and digital media director for all three of the new acquisitions.
Womack Publishing Company’s other newspapers include The Star Tribune in Chatham, The Altavista Journal, Smith Mountain Eagle in Moneta Va., The Times-Virginian in Appomattox Va., The Union Star in Brookneal Va., The Caswell Messenger in Yanceyville, N.C., Mebane Enterprise in Mebane, N.C., The News Of Orange County, Va., in Hillsborough, N.C., and The Montgomery Herald in Troy, N.C."
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