Creative Loafing’s Charlotte, North Carolina alternative weekly was purchased this week by Womack Newspapers (publishers of Yes! Weekly in Greensboro). The deal will be complete when Charles Womack who launched Yes! Weekly in 2005 makes his way to Charlotte and takes over as publisher of Creative Loafing on September 1.
The current owner of Creative Loafing in Charlotte, SouthComm, Inc. based in Nashville, Tenn., will continue to own and operate Creative Loafing brands in Atlanta and Tampa markets. All three Creative Loafing weeklies were charter members of AWN in mid-1990’s and have been sold several times over the past five years.
Yes! Weekly became a member of AWN in 2005, shortly after Womack launched the free entertainment-based weekly in Greensboro. Womack Newspapers Inc., publishes two other weeklies, the Jamestown News, and Outer Banks Sentinel in Nags Head.