A newly formed affiliate of Alabama-based Boone Newspapers has completed the purchase of the Salisbury Post.

The newspaper reports Salisbury Newsmedia LLC completed the purchase Tuesday. The new company bought the Post, the Davie County Enterprise-Record and the Clemmons Courier from Charleston-based Evening Post Industries, which had owned the newspapers since 1997.

Publisher Greg Anderson and key personnel plan to remain with the Salisbury, Mocksville and Clemmons newspapers.

Salisbury Newsmedia will publish the Post, as well as its websites and affiliated publications.

Boone Newspapers manages papers in similar-sized communities in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan. Its North Carolina newspapers include the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald in Ahoskie, Washington Daily News, Tryon Daily Bulletin, Gates County Index in Gatesville and Scuppernong Reminder in Columbia.

Evening Post, which also owns The Post and Courier, announced in October it was seeking a buyer for the Salisbury-based publications to focus on its television stations, its South Carolina newspapers and new business investments.