About Us

About Us

Welcome to the Daily Herald - we're glad you are here!

The Daily Herald is a community-focused multi-media company serving the Roanoke Valley and Lake Gaston with newspapers, shoppers, magazines and websites.

The weekly Roanoke Rapids Herald was founded in 1914 by editor and publisher J.T. Stainback. From 1929 to 1947 the newspaper was owned and edited by Carroll Wilson. The newspaper was purchased by Milton and James Wick – later Wick Communications - in 1947. In September 1948 the newspaper began publishing as a daily paper in the afternoon and a morning paper on Sunday with the name changing to the Daily and Sunday Herald. The company moved to its present location at 916 Roanoke Avenue in June 1957. The newspaper names were combined as The Daily Herald in 1998.

The Daily Herald was purchased by Paxton Media Group in 2018. Paxton Media Group is a family owned company founded in 1896. Jamie Paxton becomes the fifth- generation of the Paxton family to hold the title of President of the company. The company publishes 71 community newspapers, 37 of which are daily newspapers, as well as related web sites in each of those communities. The newspapers are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. The company also operates WPSD-TV, serving the 84th largest DMA (of 210) in the United States. There are 330,000 TV homes in the Designated Market Area.