Two papers merge into one effective this issue

The Norton-Lakeshore Examiner and The Muskegon County Legal News will be combined into one weekly publication, effective August 3, 2018.

The announcement was made at the beginning of July by Bradley L. Thompson II, president and CEO of The Detroit Legal News Publishing Co., which owns the two weekly publications in addition to eight other newspapers in Michigan.

Under the merger, the new name of the publication will be The Norton-Lakeshore Examiner/Muskegon County Legal News, and it will be published on Friday each week of the year.

The annual subscription price will remain the same, according to Thompson, who also serves as president of the Michigan Press Association, a Lansing-based trade organization that was established in 1868 and counts more than 320 members.