The Wake Weekly newspaper group (North Carolina), along with marketing agency Kingsdale Media, has been sold to the Wilson Times Co., the Wilson Times reported. The sale includes the Wake Forest Weekly and its zoned editions in Rolesville and Franklin County and the Butner-Creedmoor News.
North Carolina-based Wilson Times Co. owns a daily paper and two other weeklies.
“My family has been proud to serve the Wake Forest, Rolesville, Youngsville, Franklinton, Butner and Creedmoor communities by providing reliable local news coverage, and I’m confident that tradition will continue under the papers’ new owners,” said Publisher Todd Allen. “Our valued subscribers and advertisers will still have a family-owned newspaper that cares about getting the facts right.”
Morgan Dickerman, owner of The Wilson Times, is the company’s chairman and CEO.
“Readers may not see many changes immediately, but some exciting things are in store for the Wake Weekly and Butner-Creedmoor papers,” said Keven Zepezauer, who will take over as publisher for Wake Weekly.
“Over time, there will be some opportunities for synergy between our properties, but we believe in maintaining a strong presence in the communities we cover. We’ll continue to have local reporting and sales staffs based in Wake Forest and Creedmoor.”