Mosby L. "Chip" Wigginton Jr. was introduced as publisher to his staff on Monday afternoon by Linnie Pride, a vice president and division manager for parent company Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
The 57-year-old Wigginton comes to Tarboro from Virginia, where he directed the sales, service, promotion and marketing efforts for Lakeway Publishers of Virginia, a group of 7 weekly newspapers.
He also is president of Wigg Works, a design, marketing and promotions firm in Midlothian, Va.
In 2006, Wigginton became publisher of the News-Sun in Sebring, Fla., and he said that's when fell in love with community journalism.
By: A publisher who has run newspaper operations in Virginia and Florida will head The Daily Southerner in Tarboro.