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Angie Sutton has been named the general manager of The Brunswick Beacon.
Sutton, who joined the Beacon as an advertising sales representative in May 2007, was promoted to Beacon advertising director in August 2008. Prior to joining the Beacon team, Sutton worked in retail management for six years and worked at The Robesonian newspaper in Lumberton for five years.
In her new role as general manager, Sutton will continue to serve as advertising manager, but will also assume operational oversight of the newspaper.
“Since Beacon publisher Scott Harrell left in June, Angie has stepped up to the plate and has been doing a great job balancing responsibilities as ad manager and operational management,” said Stacey Manning, Beacon managing editor. “Those of us who know her know she’s no stranger to wearing multiple hats and juggling several responsibilities at once.”
Sutton is also chairwoman of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, a position she assumed earlier this year after serving on its board of directors for two years.
A breast cancer survivor, she is an active volunteer who founded a support group for women with the same diagnosis. What started as a gathering of women leaning on one another has flowered into the Ta Ta Sisterhood, a Columbus County-based nonprofit that continues to raise funds for cancer awareness and support.
In March, Sutton was honored with a Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service.
A busy mother of a teenager, Cameron, Sutton also helps her husband Harvey with his Brunswick County-based business, Beach Window and Door.
“Angie cares about the people she works with, the success of the Beacon and the people in the community it serves,” Manning said. “She is a cheerleader for good causes, and people appreciate her positive spirit and enthusiasm for the work she does.”
Sutton says she’s looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.
“I am excited to lead such a dedicated group of employees, and we will continue to provide award-winning news to the community and to be Brunswick County’s No. 1 source of local news,” she said.
“I am very excited about The Brunswick Beacon’s future as we move into 2013,” added Dan Sykes, executive vice president of Landmark Community Newspapers, the Beacon’s parent company. “It is an outstanding publication and property.”
Sutton can be reached at 754-6890 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.