Spiers to lead MNJ


SPRUCE PINE — The Mitchell News-Journal has a new publisher and editor.

Former News-Journal reporter Cory Spiers, 27, has taken the position, Community Newspapers Regional Publisher Rachel Hoskins announced.

“I’m extremely excited to be returning to Mitchell County and to the News-Journal,” Spiers said. “I’m passionate about this community. With the help of a great existing staff, I’m ready to help this paper remain a quality product.”

Spiers replaces Brandon Roberts, who left the paper June 19 after four years to pursue an opportunity with Spectrum News in Lexington, Ky. 

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