Foster named publisher of News Bulletin, Daily News and others

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 05:56 PM.

“I can’t wait to get to know this community,” he said. “My favorite part of being publisher is connecting the newspaper with readers, businesses and organizations in the markets we serve.”

Foster leaves a legacy of community involvement in Shelby.

This month, he was awarded the United Way of Cleveland County’s H. Eugene LeGrand Lifetime Achievement award. He was named the 2007 United Way campaign’s most outstanding volunteer and was the organization’s 2010 volunteer of the year.

In 2009, Foster founded “Connect, Commit to Change,” a community event that brings together two groups: agencies that help children and new volunteers.

The effort was launched in the wake of a shooting death in Shelby, after which a Star reporter heard a young child matter-of-factly ask, “Who got killed?” Foster wrote a column asking the community to commit to doing more for the community’s children. A board formed and, last year, during the now-annual event, more than 200 volunteers signed commitment cards to help one of the more than 50 agencies that help children.

International recognition

Foster has also served on the board of the Cleveland County Chamber and the N.C. Press Association’s legislative committee. He has served two stints on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and is a member of the Shelby Rotary Club.

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