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By July 22, 2015 Read More →

Charleston Gazette-Mail in transition phase

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Gazette-Mail is continuing its transition toward one stronger, deeper news organization following the consolidation of The Charleston Gazette and Daily Mail newsrooms. News and sports employees of the two previous newspapers heard the organization’s plan and timeline for consolidating to a single newsroom during a company meeting Monday. Publisher Susan […]

Gazette, Daily Mail now the Charleston Gazette-Mail
By July 20, 2015 Read More →

Gazette, Daily Mail now the Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail have been your local source for news for more than a century. The two newspapers operated independently for readers and advertisers until Jan. 1, 1958, when the owners merged the business, advertising, circulation and production departments into a single corporation. Beginning today, the two newspapers […]

Bluefield editor finds rare bobblehead for collector
By July 13, 2015 Read More →

Bluefield editor finds rare bobblehead for collector

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Trying to find an elusive treasure is a challenge for any dedicated collector. Being scarce and unique, the very qualities that make an item desirable, also make it harder to find. That search for one special figure recently led a Canadian baseball bobbleheads collector to Bluefield, W.Va. and the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. […]

Gazette editor wins national column-writing award
By July 13, 2015 Read More →

Gazette editor wins national column-writing award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A longtime Charleston Gazette writer and editor and a former Gazette writer are ranked as America’s best commentators in 2014. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists announced awards for general interest essays judged as superior among papers with more than 50,000 circulation. First prize went to David Lieber of the Dallas Morning […]

Parkersburg paper offers ‘I Shop Locally’ initiative
By July 13, 2015 Read More →

Parkersburg paper offers ‘I Shop Locally’ initiative

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Seeking to further stimulate the local economy, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel has joined forces with more than 20 local businesses to once again offer the “I Shop Locally” program. Matt Tranquill, The News and Sentinel advertising director, described the program as a way to give back to local business partners and […]

By July 13, 2015 Read More →

Fairmont paper launches second ’24 Hours’ project

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The Times West Virginian’s “24 Hours” project is back. Following the January launch of the around-the-clock photograph project, staff members are preparing for another day of capturing the moments that take place in Marion County.  On Wednesday, reporters, sports writers, photographers and editors from the Times West Virginian will take to the streets […]

Longtime Bluefield reporter Barbara Hawkins dies
By June 30, 2015 Read More →

Longtime Bluefield reporter Barbara Hawkins dies

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Barbara Hawkins, a “legend among reporters” and a “tireless advocate” for victims of domestic violence, has died following a long illness. Hawkins passed away Sunday evening, the Daily Telegraph confirmed Monday. She was the former long-time State Editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, and the founder of Pam’s Place in Princeton. Bluefield […]

Fairmont paper names Veasey editor emeritus
By June 29, 2015 Read More →

Fairmont paper names Veasey editor emeritus

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Times West Virginian Publisher Frank Wood announces that the honorary title of editor emeritus has been bestowed to John Veasey. Veasey, who has been with the newspaper and its predecessors for more than 50 years, will continue in his day-to-day role, including writing a daily column, sports columns, articles and feature stories. […]

New publisher named for Charleston Gazette
By June 29, 2015 Read More →

New publisher named for Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Daily Gazette Company President Elizabeth E. Chilton announced that Susan Chilton Shumate has been elected Publisher of the Charleston Gazette. She also announced that Robert L. Smith II has been elected to the Board of the Daily Gazette Company. Shumate, a lifelong Charlestonian, is the daughter of the late Gazette editor […]

By June 24, 2015 Read More →

SPJ president seeks reinstatement of Fairmont professor

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A national organization that represents journalists has requested that a Fairmont State University journalism professor be reinstated. On Tuesday, Society of Professional Journalists President Dana Neuts sent a letter to FSU President Maria Rose asking that Michael Kelley be reinstated without penalty as a professor and adviser to the student-run newspaper.  According […]