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 Elizabeth G. Cook.


History

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.

Evening Post Publishing Company

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 Newspapers

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

Staff

The paper's newsroom staff includes Josh Bergeron, Jeanie Groh, Mike London, Deirdre Parker-Smith, David Purtell, Shavonne Walker and Mark Wineka. Scott Jenkins is the news editor. Adam Houston is the sports editor.