News names edi­tors

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The Cov­ing­ton News has named two new edi­tors this month. Bryan Fazio has moved from sports edi­tor to be­come news edi­tor, while Matthew Smith has been named sports edi­tor.

Fazio, a na­tive of Long Is­land, N.Y., who was raised in Florida, has worked in news­pa­pers since 1999, earn­ing awards as an edi­tor, sports writer, fea­ture writer and pho­tog­ra­pher. He has lived in the At­lanta area for four years, af­ter cov­er­ing high school football in Val­dosta for three years. He at­tended the Univer­sity of South Florida.

Smith, a North Carolina na­tive, is a for­mer news re­porter for The Cheraw Chron­i­cle in Ch­ester­field County, S.C., and for­mer sports edi­tor of the Lau­r­in­burg Ex­change in Lau­r­in­burg, N.C. He is a cum laude grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of North Carolina at Pem­broke.

“Pub­lisher Charles Hill Mor­ris and I are pleased that Bryan Fazio has be­come news edi­tor,’’ said T. Pat Ca­vanaugh, gen­eral man­ager of The Cov­ing­ton News. “His ded­i­ca­tion and pride in his work will help us to con­tinue to be a strong com­mu­nity news­pa­per.’’

“We are also pleased to have Matt Smith on board,’’ Ca­vanaugh said. “His en­thu­si­asm for sports will soon be ev­i­dent. He shares our com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing strong cov­er­age of lo­cal sports and lo­cal ath­letes.’’



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