U-T Combines with North County Times

A different newspaper was waiting on the doorsteps of North County residents Monday morning.

The North County Times, recently purchased by U-T San Diego, is now titled "U-T North County Times," and contains mostly Union Tribune-branded content.

In a letter to readers, U-T San Diego CEO John Lynch said management has worked to combine the best qualities of the U-T and the North County Times into one paper.

"Today marks a milestone in our history as we bring together two great hometown newspapers," Lynch wrote.

The new product appears similar to the North County Times' former edition, with the exception of a U-T logo at the top. Much of the inside of the paper contains U-T material.

Employees were informed of the purchase last month after the San Diego Business Journal reported the impending sale. The paper's parent company, Lee Enterprises, agreed to sell the newspaper and digital media operations to San Diego entrepreneur Doug Manchester.

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