- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) - Online editor Graham Cawthon has been promoted to news editor at The Star of Shelby.

The Star reported (https://bit.ly/1m6kKkH) Cawthon’s appointment on Tuesday.

He joined the staff in 2005, and has been a crime reporter, business reporter and city editor as well as online editor. In his new role, Cawthon will lead the news team and oversee coverage.

Cawthon has led The Star’s social media initiative, which currently has more than 25,000 followers. He also led several Star civic projects.

Halifax Media Group Regional Manager Rick Martin said Cawthon’s leadership and connection with the community have been an asset to The Star.

Cawthon is a 2005 graduate of Radford University.

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Information from: The Shelby Star, https://www.shelbystar.com

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