By Gordon Anderson | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sanford Herald building has been sold, according to a deed on file at the Lee County Courthouse.
The building, which sits on a 1.4-acre lot at 208 St. Clair Court, was conveyed on Feb. 15 to Raleigh-based Mago Properties. Not much information is publicly available about Mago, but it shares an address and registered agent with Raleigh-based Punic Properties, a company which has purchased several other downtown Sanford buildings in recent years.
Herald Publisher Jeff Ayers told The Rant Thursday that the move was “no more than a change in ownership of the building.”
“The Herald offices will remain here, business as usual,” he said. “We’ll just be leasing our office space from the new owner.”
The Herald has been in operation since 1930, and moved into the building on St. Clair Court in 1952, according to Lee County’s GIS map. Paxton Media Group of Kentucky purchased the paper in 1998. Paxton’s other North Carolina holdings include The High Point Enterprise, The Lexington Dispatch, The Burlington Times-News, The Kinston Free Press, and The New Bern Sun Journal, among others.
I wonder how long it will take for The Rant to find out that David M. Paxton, the owner of Paxton Media Group is a registered Republican, has donated thousands of dollars to the Republican Party, Mitch McConnell directly, and almost exclusively to Republican or Conservative candidates… Look out, the Sanford Herald is owned by those Right wing, conservative, extremists…. Oh the irony.
Who hurt you Dale?
Nobody, I just wanted to jerk some chains…
Your one sided leftist liberal agenda reporting hurts everyone who reads it.
See, it didn’t take very much to get someone spun up. An article with absolutely no political side to it and if you mention politics, someone will jump on it. if you build it, they will come.
I’m pretty sure everyone who cared already knew that, Dale.
Lighten up Francis… Honestly, IMHO the Herald is pretty irrelevant. I keep track of what is going on through The Rant. I can honestly say, I have never picked up a Herald paper. I have picked up the Rant many times and get notifications for The Rant in my E-mail. I just wanted to bust The Rants chops…
Who cares about the herald? We subscribed for 25 years they’re delivery service had gotten so erratic that we quit
Same thing D.Roberts. Wanted to jerk some chains LOL!