Webster named president, publisher of Sun News

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A former vice president of the Sun News of Myrtle Beach has been named president and publisher of the newspaper.

Fifty-four-year-old Mark Webster was named to the post Thursday.

He has held a number of management and executive roles at Knight Ridder and McClatchy news operations over the past 31 years.

He replaces P.J. Browning, who left in August.

Webster says he's glad to come back to the newspaper (http://bit.ly/S5KEbP) where he spent 13 years, rising to vice president of human resources and operations.

Webster has been the regional vice president of human resources since 2009 for three McClatchy newspapers, The Sun News, The Charlotte Observer and The Herald in Rock Hill.

Webster was given additional oversight of information technology for seven McClatchy daily newspapers in the Carolinas in 2010.

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Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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