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By January 20, 2016 Read More →

Fundraiser to aid Beckley sports writer

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A benefit night will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Beckley Galleria Chick-fil-A for sports writer Gary Fauber, who continues recovering from December brain surgery. Community members are hosting this fund raiser to help with his medical expenses. Fauber was diagnosed with a mass on his brain stem on […]

Longtime Wheeling journalist Al Molnar dead at 87
By January 20, 2016 Read More →

Longtime Wheeling journalist Al Molnar dead at 87

WHEELING, W.Va. — Veteran journalist Al Molnar, whose career with The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register spanned 59 years, has died at age 87. The longtime newspaperman, who resided in St. Clairsville, died Sunday evening after a series of illnesses. He began his career in journalism 70 years ago. Molnar enjoyed a 42-year career as a […]

Marshall journalism professor is WV History Hero
By January 18, 2016 Read More →

Marshall journalism professor is WV History Hero

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Burnis Morris, Marshall University’s Dr. Carter G. Woodson Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been selected as a 2016 History Hero, for which he will be honored during West Virginia History Day at the Legislature on Friday, Jan. 29. The program will be at 9:30 a.m. in the […]

Those touched by Charlie Connor’s spirit asked to write personal notes
By January 11, 2016 Read More →

Those touched by Charlie Connor’s spirit asked to write personal notes

BECKLEY, W.Va. — In the 1990 Spirit of Beckley Tribute Journal, recipient Charles K. Connor Jr. was quoted as saying, “Leaving our area better than we found it — that’s what the Beckley Area Foundation is all about. Leaving a legacy for others to build upon is the responsible challenge we all face.” Charlie and […]

By January 11, 2016 Read More →

Marshall J school seeks Hall of Fame nominations

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Boasting such names as Marvin Stone, Ernie Salvatore, Joe Johns, Estelle Belanger, Jim Comstock and even pioneer television comedian Soupy Sales in its Hall of Fame, Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking nominations for its upcoming induction class, according to a press release from the […]

Two longtime Ohio Valley journalists retire
By January 4, 2016 Read More →

Two longtime Ohio Valley journalists retire

WHEELING, W.Va. — When Jim Cochran entered the world of journalism, he had no idea it would lead to a career spanning six decades. For Cochran, it’s been more than a job or career, it has been his life. Last week, Cochran, 81, marked his final day on the job at the Journal office of […]

Register-Herald parent opens D.C. bureau
By December 15, 2015 Read More →

Register-Herald parent opens D.C. bureau

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., a leading publisher of local newspapers and websites including Beckley Newspapers, has announced the opening of a Washington, D.C., bureau to serve its markets in 23 states. Kery Murakami, an accomplished investigative and politics reporter, was appointed the bureau chief, effective Nov. 30.  Bill Ketter, CNHI’s senior vice […]

Longtime newspaper staffer makes tough decision
By December 14, 2015 Read More →

Longtime newspaper staffer makes tough decision

A column by Bill Archer, senior editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — I was sweating bullets on Saturday morning, Oct. 10. In the heat of the moment, when Brian Woodson asked if I could cover the Grayson vs. Graham football game at Mitchell Stadium that Friday, Oct. 9, I thought I could […]

By December 8, 2015 Read More →

NY Times runs first page-one editorial since 1920

The New York Times ran an editorial on its front page on Saturday, the first time the paper has done so since 1920, calling for greater regulation on guns in the aftermath of a spate of mass shootings. The editorial, headlined “The Gun Epidemic,” describes it as “a moral outrage and a national disgrace that […]

WVU journalism professors’ books generating buzz
By November 16, 2015 Read More →

WVU journalism professors’ books generating buzz

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two West Virginia University journalism professors are getting attention over recently released books, one on the nation’s opioid crisis and one on sex work. John Temple’s book, “American Pain,” received a rating of 3 1/2 stars out of 4 from USA Today, was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by […]