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Longtime Daily Mail photographer dead at 86
By May 17, 2016 Read More →

Longtime Daily Mail photographer dead at 86

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Chester Franklin Hawes, photographer for more than four decades for the Charleston Daily Mail, has died at age 86. Hawes passed 6 a.m. Saturday at the Hospice facility located at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer, said his son, Charles Hawes, of St. Albans. Known as Chet, Chester Hawes began […]

Herald-Dispatch celebrates top citizens
By May 2, 2016 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch celebrates top citizens

HUNTIINGTON, W.Va. — At The Herald-Dispatch’s Citizen Awards presentation at the Huntington Museum of Art Sunday, some recipients were speechless, while others had plenty to say. Each year, The Herald-Dispatch’s calls for the community to nominate citizens for their efforts in citizenship and volunteer work and accomplishments in business, athletics and the arts. The nominations […]

By April 11, 2016 Read More →

Former NNA president Hawkins died April 8

OSAWATOMIE, Kan., — Allen Webster “Web” Hawkins died Friday, April 8, in Osawatomie. Funeral services for Hawkins, former president of both the Kansas Press Association and the National Newspaper Association, have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the First United Methodist Church in Osawatomie. The church is at 504 Pacific Ave. The service […]

Editor & Publisher recognizes Clarksburg Publishing owner
By April 11, 2016 Read More →

Editor & Publisher recognizes Clarksburg Publishing owner

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — When Brian Jarvis bought the newspaper company that his late father, Cecil Jarvis, had owned stock in and helped direct for years, he knew he wanted to marry the company’s longstanding tradition of excellence and integrity with the innovation of digital media. Fast forward four-plus years and Jarvis, 33, has done just […]

By April 11, 2016 Read More →

Charleston reporter gives lecture on Blankenship trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A reporter who covered the trial of former Massey executive Don Blankenship, who last week was sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of $250,000 for conspiring to violate federal mine safety and health standards, said he hopes West Virginians understand the historical significance of the case. Blankenship is the former […]

By April 4, 2016 Read More →

Unclaimed property insert distribution to begin

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Treasurer John Perdue’s office will begin the statewide distribution of newspaper inserts listing unclaimed property rightful owners on Thursday. The distribution schedule continues through April 21. Inserts go to the largest newspaper in each county, in addition to a certain number of direct-mailed copies. A resident owes nothing to the state […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →

Ex-Daily Mail, Gazette writers to be honored posthumously

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two former Charleston Newspapers sportswriters are among the five graduates of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications who are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame this fall. Mike Cherry and Jody Jividen, as well as Charles Bailey, Chad Pennington and Peter Ruest, officially will be inducted […]

Bluefield editor wins column-writing award
By March 30, 2016 Read More →

Bluefield editor wins column-writing award

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph Editor Samantha Perry has been named “Columnist of the Year” in the national Best of CNHI 2015 editorial contest. It is the second consecutive year that Perry has won the “Columnist of the Year” award. The contest recognizes the individual and collective achievements of the company’s journalists. The competition […]

Logan journalism students win first-place awards
By March 23, 2016 Read More →

Logan journalism students win first-place awards

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Wildcats recently won a statewide competition at Marshall University. Both of Logan High School’s journalism programs placed first on Saturday, March 19th at a competition held at the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism. WLHS-TV (Logan High’s broadcasting class) won best broadcast and Wildcat News (Logan High’s newspaper class) won best […]

Charleston Newspapers to print Herald-Dispatch
By March 22, 2016 Read More →

Charleston Newspapers to print Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch will close its press operation in Huntington next month and contract with Charleston Newspapers to print Huntington’s daily newspaper and the company’s weekly newspapers. All news gathering, page layout, advertising sales and production, distribution and delivery operations will continue from The Herald-Dispatch’s Huntington office on 5th Avenue. Newspaper subscribers, vendors […]