High Point Enterprise

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High Point Enterprise
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Paxton Media Group
Publisher Rick Bean
Founded 1883
Headquarters 210 Church Ave.
High Point, North Carolina 27262  United States
Sister newspapers Thomasville Times
Archdale-Trinity News
Official website hpe.com

High Point Enterprise is a daily morning newspaper that primarily serves High Point, North Carolina.

The newspaper's coverage area includes parts of Guilford, Davidson, Randolph and Forsyth counties in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. The Enterprise is owned by Paxton Media Group. The paper was founded in 1885.

In 2008, circulation was 19,483 during the week and 22,467 on Sunday[1]

Overview[edit]

The Enterprise was founded as a weekly newspaper in November, 1885. In 1888 Charles Farriss purchased the paper. Soon after, he left the paper in the hands of his brother J.J. Farriss, a former editor of The Biblical Recorder, the newspaper of the North Carolina Baptist Convention. On September 9, 1904 the paper became a daily.

In 1919, the paper was bought by J.P Rawley (1886-1937) and R.B. Terry (1883-1955), and it remained in the Rawley and Terry families for eight decades.

The newspaper moved to its current home at 210 Church Avenue in 1970.

Recent history[edit]

On October 3, 1994, the paper shifted from afternoon publication to mornings.

In 1999, the Rawley family sold its stake of the newspaper company, which also included The Thomasville Times, The Archdale-Trinity News and the Triad Business News, to Paxton Media.

Longtime Publisher Randall B. Terry Jr. held onto his half of the company. The relationship between Terry and Paxton was testy. In 2000, Terry accused Paxton of trying to cut local content. Paxton sued Terry, alleging mismanagement.[2]

In June 2001, the paper cut 16.5 positions, including eight full-time jobs and two part-time jobs from the main newspaper. [3]

Terry died of cancer in May 2004. Soon after, Paxton bought the remaining shares of the newspaper. Rick Bean became publisher in May 2004. Upon assumption of operations, Paxton fired the general manager, and laid off 20 employees after it closed ESP, a weekly entertainment newspaper.

The paper underwent a redesign in 2005. More layoffs took place at the Enterprise in 2007.

In early 2008, Bean became publisher of the Herald-Sun in Durham, and, in May 2008, Mike Starn became publisher of the Enterprise. On Feb. 9, 2009, Paxton Media Group officials informed High Point Enterprise employees that printing and related business would be handled by the Durham Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C., effective March 2. Effective February 2011, Jodi Brookshire became publisher of the Enterprise. In October 2012, Rick Bean returned to serve as both publisher of the Enterprise and Herald-Sun.


Newspaper alumni[edit]

Capus Waynick, United States ambassador to Nicaragua and Colombia in President Harry Truman's administration, and a campaign manager for North Carolina Governor W. Kerr Scott, was Enterprise editor from 1923-1931 and from 1937-1941.

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