Post and Courier publisher leaving, paper hires Myrtle Beach chief

In June, The Post and Courier announced that its editor and publisher Bill Hawkins would retire in December. 

Now the paper has announced that it has hired P.J. Browning, current publisher of the Sun News in Myrtle Beach, a McClatchy owned newspaper.

Browning comes with an advertising background to the much larger Charleston paper with an average daily circulation of 87,817, compared to the Sun News' circulation of 35,736. She is expected to start working along side Hawkins in mid-August.

The Sun News has yet to announce Browning's replacement who the paper brought on in October 2007. Browning has worked in the advertising field since 1987.

Hawkins hired on at the paper in 2005 as the executive editor and added the publisher roll to his responsibilities in April 2009 after Larry Tarleton stepped down

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