The Daily Record and the Wilson Times, North Carolina’s last two family-owned daily newspapers, have forged a strategic partnership and formed a media management company, allowing them to share resources and expertise while remaining independently owned and operated.
Bart and Brent Adams and Maere Kay Lashmit, who own The Daily Record, and Morgan Dickerman, who owns The Wilson Times, have joined forces to create Restoration Newsmedia. The limited-liability company was incorporated and registered with the N.C. Department of the Secretary of State on April 30.
Dickerman and Bart Adams are co-chairmen of the new company. Debbie Boykin, chief financial officer of The Wilson Times, will also serve as Restoration Newsmedia’s CFO.
The Daily Record also publishes the twice-weekly Courier-Times in Roxboro and the weekly Mount Olive Tribune, while The Wilson Times publishes four weekly papers: The Enterprise in Spring Hope, the Johnstonian News in Kenly, The Wake Weekly in Wake Forest and The Butner-Creedmoor News in Creedmoor.