Newspaper looks inside for new editor

Charles Myrick
Charles Myrick

About a month after beginning the search for a new editor, The Mountain Advocate has tapped one of its own to lead the newspaper.

An employee of the Advocate for nearly 13 years collectively, Charles Myrick was handed the reigns of the paper by publisher Jay Nolan, following the resignation of Bobbie Poynter, who resigned to help her family out of state.

“Charles Myrick has deep roots in, and cares passionately about this community. In addition, he is a highly talented, trained, and award winning newspaper professional with many years of experience. I am excited to announce his promotion to editor of the Mountain Advocate effective July 1, 2016,” said Nolan.

Myrick began working for the newspaper as its graphic designer and I.T. director in October 2003, and has worked in nearly every department of the newspaper business since.

“I love my newspaper and my hometown. I am blessed to be given the opportunity to make a difference here,” said Myrick. “I have a great team in place and I look forward to the bright future for community journalism in Barbourville.”