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By: E&P Staff

Robert J. Gruber has been named publisher of the Star-News in Wilmington, N.C. He most recently was publisher of the TimesDaily in Florence, Ala.

Allen Parsons, the executive editor and associate publisher of the Star-News, will replace Gruber as publisher of the TimesDaily.
Both newspapers are owned by The New York Times Co.

Gruber, 48, has been the TimesDaily?s publisher for five years. He succeeds Ken Svanum, who recently was named publisher and president of the Marin Independent Journal in Marin County, Calif.

Parsons, 57, has been with the Star-News since 2001 and before that served as publisher of the Santa Barbara (Calif.) News-Press, managing editor of the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, and managing editor of the Herald-Journal in Spartanburg, S.C.

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