Wilson Times Co. purchases Johnstonian newspapers


The Wilson Times Co. will purchase the Kenly News, Pine Level News, Princeton News Leader and The Selma News and combine the four publications into a county-wide weekly newspaper under the Johnstonian News banner, company executives have announced.

“While each paper covers its community well, we believe it makes sense to centralize Johnston County’s local news in one edition to serve readers of each city and town together,” said Keven Zepezauer, Times president and publisher. “As one of the fastest-growing counties in North Carolina, Johnston deserves a local newspaper all residents can call their own.”

The Johnstonian News will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 4, and all current subscriptions to the Kenly, Pine Level, Princeton and Selma newspapers will be honored. The paper will continue to be based at 201 W. Second St. in Kenly.

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