Lexington native named to lead S.C. newspaper

Lexington native and newspaper industry veteran Mark Webster has been named president and publisher of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The newspaper is owned by The McClatchy Co., which also owns the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Webster began his newspaper career at the Herald-Leader in 1981 and has most recently worked as the regional vice president of human resources for three McClatchy newspapers in the Carolinas, including The Sun News, The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina and The Herald in Rock Hill, S.C.