Benz named group publisher


ASHEBORO — Todd Benz has been named Group Publisher for the The Times-News in Burlington, The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro and The Dispatch in Lexington, Lucy Talley, Regional VP of GateHouse Media, announced Thursday.

Benz will be replacing Paul Mauney, who announced earlier this month he was leaving for a new opportunity in Tennessee.

Benz is currently the General Manager for The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro. But he has made many stops, including in North Carolina, along the way in a 36-year newspaper career that began as a paper boy for the Milwaukee Sentinel and included a stop in Burlington for 3 1/2 years in 2011-2014 as the Director of Audience Development for The Times-News.

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