Salisbury Post

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Salisbury Post
Salisbury Post building.
TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Boone Newspapers
PublisherJohn Carr [1]
EditorJosh Bergeron
Language American English
Headquarters131 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
Circulation 18,970 Daily
19,417 Sunday [2]
ISSN 0747-0738
OCLC number 10534469

The Salisbury Post is an American, English language 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 John Carr and its editor is Josh Bergeron. The paper was known as the Salisbury Evening Post (1905-1984). [3]



The Salisbury Post debuted as The Salisbury Evening Post on January 9, 1905, and immediately proclaimed itself as "Salisbury's Leading Afternoon Newspaper." [3]

J. B. Doub, E. C. Arey and Gabe M. Royal launched the newspaper at 114½ North Main Street, 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 January 31, 1997.

On February 19, 2014, the sale of the SalisburyPost to Salisbury Newsmedia LLC was completed. Salisbury Newsmedia is part of Northport, Alabama-based Boone Newspapers Inc. [4]

The Salisbury Post began printing five days a week August 11, 2018. [5] On April 12, 2020 the Post announced it would print a newspaper three days a week, with e-editions on Wednesday and Friday. [6]

Evening Post Publishing Company

The 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 Salisbury Post to Salisbury Newsmedia LLC was completed. Salisbury Newsmedia is part of Northport, Alabama-based Boone Newspapers Inc. [4]

Salisbury the Magazine

The Salisbury Post also publishes Salisbury the Magazine, a perfect-bound, 84-page magazine with featured content of Salisbury and Rowan County. Mark Wineka is the editor.


The Post has had seven editors. Those who held the position the longest were Spencer Murphy (1936 to 1964) and Elizabeth Cook (1993 to 2018). [7] As of December 20, 2018, Josh Bergeron takes over as editor. [8] The paper's newsroom staff includes Shavonne Walker, Carl Blakenship, Natalie Anderson and Mike London.

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  2. "Post, Salisbury". Audit Bureau of Circulation. Archived from the original on September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
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  6. "Post changes print edition frequency to three days". Salisbury Post. April 12, 2020. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  7. Wineka, Mark (November 11, 2018). "Post Editor Elizabeth Cook will retire at end of 2018". Salisbury Post. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  8. "Bergeron to lead Post newsroom". Salisbury Post. December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2018.