LAURINBURG — The staff of the Laurinburg Exchange welcomed W. Curt Vincent as the new editor on Monday.
Vincent comes to Laurinburg after nine years as the general manager and editor of the Bladen Journal in Elizabethtown.
“I’m looking forward to the challenges here in Scotland County, where there is a rich history, a lot of terrific people and, of course, one of the top football teams in the state,” Vincent said. “There is a lot of work to do, but I’m hoping we can form a strong partnership with the community that will make us all successful.”
Prior to the Bladen Journal, Vincent served in a number of positions with The Robesonian in Lumberton — including features and sports editor, copy desk and managing editor.
“The Exchange staff is excited to welcome Curt to our team,” said Althea Simpson, general manager for the newspaper. “The experience and strong background in the newspaper industry he brings with him will be an asset to us and to the community.”
During his 37-year newspaper career, Vincent has worked in New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Texas and Georgia in positions ranging from stringer to reporter to editor and publisher — primarily with small dailies and community weekly newspapers, where he has earned numerous writing and page design awards.
One of Vincent’s first tasks will be to get the Exchange newsroom back to full strength.
“We have a couple of positions to fill, so I’ll be looking to get some good people here,” he said. “In the meantime, I’m hoping to get out and meet as many folks as I can.”
Vincent currently lives in Lumberton with his wife Tammy Sue, who is a media center clerk for the Cumberland County School District.