Cowart named Publisher

Published 10:31 am Tuesday, December 6, 2011

AHOSKIE – Joseph M. (Joe) Cowart has been named Publisher of Roanoke-Chowan Publications.

Cowart comes to the Roanoke-Chowan area from Bainbridge, GA. There he served as Advertising Director of the Post-Searchlight, a sister newspaper of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index and The Shopper.

Joe Cowart

“I’m honored to join the professional staff Roanoke-Chowan Publications,” Cowart said. “My wife, Debbie, and I are excited about becoming involved in the communities that our newspapers serve.  In our short stay here we have met some extremely nice and hospitable people that have made both of us feel very welcome here.”

Married to Debbie Jarvis Cowart of Donalsonville GA, the couple are the parents of two adult children – Joseph M. Cowart II (Jaye), a senior at Valdosta State University, and Jennifer L. Cowart of St Louis MO.

Cowart attended Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton, GA where he majored in Business Administration. He began his newspaper career in Bainbridge GA with the Post-Searchlight as a sales rep in October of 1992. One year later he was promoted to retail sales manager. In January of 1995 he was promoted to Advertising Director.