The City Sun has a new owner, according to Gary Greene, of Cribb, Greene & Associates, who represented the seller in the transaction. No financial terms were disclosed.
Bernard “B.J.” Frazier, former New England newspaper publisher, has acquired The City Sun newspaper based in Bluffton, S.C., from Kazoo Publishing Co. Frazier is president of Coastal Fun Info LLC, which also publishes Best Savannah Restaurants magazine in Georgia.
“I am truly excited to become a part of such a highly regarded, quality community newspaper in a region experiencing such rapid growth,” Frazier said.
The eight-year old, award-winning community newspaper is circulated monthly to more than 18,000 greater Bluffton homes and businesses through the U.S. Mail.
The former owners, Judy and Wayne Wehunt, built the newspaper during the past four years from a 16-page, black-and-white tabloid to a three section, full color publication.
“We’re proud of the service we’ve provided to the community, our readers and our advertisers,” Judy Wehunt said. “We’ve entrusted Mr. Frazier to continue our work in the community.”
The Southeastern Advertisers and Publishers Association recognized The City Sun in 2003 as the Most Improved free publication in the southeast. SAPA also awarded The City Sun its General Excellence award in 2004 and 2005 as the best monthly publication in 11 states.
Cribb, Greene & Associates of Charlottesville, Va., represented the Wehunts in the sale.