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Long-Time Newspaper Editor John Lanier Retires


Last updated 6/23/2021 at 5:11pm

John Lanier, editor of The Transylvania Times for the past 14 years, announced today he is retiring from the newspaper.

Derek McKissock, the paper’s veteran news editor, has been promoted to succeed Lanier as the editor, effective immediately.

“Derek has been my right hand man,” said Lanier. “I’m glad CNHI promoted him. He knows the community, the staff and the newspaper business. I’m confident he’ll do an exceptional job.”

McKissock, who has worked for The Transylvania Times since 2004, thanked Lanier for his service to the paper, his commitment to the community and hi...

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