Johnny Whitfield is the new editor of the Roxboro Courier-Times, replacing Tim Chandler who has been with the paper for nearly 30 years, the last 10 as editor.
Whitfield has had a long career, having started at the Oxford Public Ledger and moving on to newspapers in Clarksville, Virginia, Wake Forest and Siler City. Most recently Whitfield was editor of Eastern Wake News in Zebulon.
Whitfield is a board member of the NC Press Association Federal Credit Union. He and his wife Becky have two daughters in college.