Longtime Independent Weekly publisher and former AAN secretary Sioux Watson is stepping down after 29 years with the Durham-based publication.
“Best of luck to Mark and Richard,” said Watson in an email. “The NC Triangle is a great place to be in the alt-weekly business. I’ll miss all my AAN pals like crazy.”
She was the Independent Weekly‘s first advertising rep, joining the paper two months after its launch in 1983. She was named publisher in 1999.
“I am happy to still be involved with Hopscotch, our music festival which is happening next weekend Sept 6-8,” she wrote. “Stay tuned to hear about my next adventure, which will be right here in NC, once I figure it out.”