Paxton Media is a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky. Paxton owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.

“We are gratified for the opportunity to assume stewardship of The Daily Herald,” said David Paxton, president and chief executive officer of Paxton Media Group. “It is an award-winning newspaper with a proud history of serving Halifax County.”

The Daily Herald will join other Paxton publications in the NC/TN/GA division of Paxton Media Group, managed by Group Publisher Rick Bean. That group includes 10 other dailies, six of which are in North Carolina.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Wick Communications in the transaction.