Frank Robinson returns as Publisher of the STAR

  Frank Robinson, President of Elizabethton Newspapers, Inc., has returned as publisher of the Elizabethton STAR upon the death of his son, Charles Robinson. The younger Robinson had served as publisher of the paper since October, 1980, having taken over the reins of the paper from his father. He died unexpectedly on July 7 of an apparent heart attack.
  The elder Robinson, who has been semi-retired, was first named as publisher of the STAR in October, 1955, when the STAR was owned by Worrell Newspapers. Robinson continued as publisher until 1980. He became owner of the newspaper in 1977.
  "We will continue to be a local newspaper, and will continue to serve this community in the future as we have in the past. Our readers are the reason we are here, and they will continue to be our number one priority," said Robinson.
  Other personnel changes announced by Robinson include the naming of Patsy Johnson as Executive Secretary to the president and publisher. Johnson, who has served as receptionist and switchboard operator at the STAR for the past 11 years, will assist Robinson in the day-to-day operation of the newspaper.
  Shirley Nave has been named Retail Advertising Manager. Nave is a 33-year employee of the Elizabethton STAR. She began her career with the newspaper as an employee in the production department, but quickly moved to the advertising department, where she has spent most of her career as an account executive. As manager, she will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the advertising department and promotions.
  Kathy Scalf has resumed the job of circulation manager, a position she formerly held for three years. Scalf has been employed by the newspaper for 15 years. Prior to joining the circulation department, Scalf served as a paper carrier for seven years. She will oversee the daily distribution of the STAR by carriers as well as box sales and office pays. She will also be in charge of promotions to increase newspaper subscriptions..
  Carolyn Honeycutt, who has been employed by the STAR for five years, has been promoted to Assistant Circulation Manager.
  "Our goal is to always be a local newspaper, and to be the best at what we do, whether it be reporting, production or delivery. We are here to promote the Elizabethton community, of which we are servants. We have a good team in place, many of whom are long-term employees," said Robinson.
  "It is with deep regret that I return to the newspaper as publisher under these circumstances, but I am committed to the task and to the job we have to do," the long-time newspaperman said.