Two newspapers in North Carolina and South Carolina will merge some editorial functions, including sharing an executive editor and managing editor.
The Times-News of Hendersonville reported Friday that Mike Smith, the executive editor of the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg, S.C., will assume responsibility for the Times-News. Also, the sports editor at the Herald-Journal, Burke Noel, will become managing editor for both newspapers. Noel will be based in Hendersonville.
The newspapers are both owned by The New York Times Co.
The Times-News also said it eliminated four positions Thursday, including that of executive editor Bill Moss.
The Times-News is moving into a new office in Hendersonville this weekend.