Taking the reins


Champion Media has hired Alan Wooten to take on the responsibility of being the Bladen Journal's new general manager and editor. With years of journalism experience all throughout North Carolina, Wooten was chosen because of his expertise in the daily and weekly newspaper environment.

Along with years of experience, Champion Media Regional Publisher Denise Ward adds that Wooten's goal to make community journalism thrive led the company to hire him.

Prior to the Bladen Journal, Wooten graduated from Elon University and worked for The Fayetteville Observer as the metro and business editor. Since 1977, he has published peices every year for publications all over the country, which have allowed him to garner many state and national awards for his writing, media design and internet content.

He will also be the editor of the Anson Record. 

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