Leslie Kahana is the new owner of Lake Norman Publications, a group of suburban Charlotte (North Carolina) newspapers, the company’s Herald Citizen reported.

The move comes four months after Kahana took a position as publisher at the company.

The deal with Wisconsin-based American Hometown Publishing was set to go into effect Aug. 1.

Lake Norman Publications is headquartered in Huntersville and has three weekly papers: the Herald Citizen, which covers northern Mecklenburg County communities; the Mooresville Citizen, in Iredell County; and the Denver Citizen, which covers part of Lincoln County.

LNP’s Mountain Island Monitor is a monthly whose coverage area includes parts of Mecklenburg and Gaston counties. The four papers have a combined circulation of 54,000.

Kahana is a Michigan native who came on board with Lake Norman Publications in spring after more than ten years as director of advertising at the Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee).

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