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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 […]

High school students visit The Herald-Dispatch
By June 24, 2015 Read More →

High school students visit The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Fifteen high school students attending an annual journalism workshop at Marshall University this week spent most of their day Tuesday visiting The Herald-Dispatch, where they talked with editors and reporters about various aspects of the profession. The students participated in morning and afternoon news coverage planning sessions, talked to reporters about various […]

Emke named editor of The Journal in Martinsburg
By June 23, 2015 Read More →

Emke named editor of The Journal in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — David M. Emke has been named the new editor of The Journal. Emke has been with The Journal since May 2012 as the newspaper’s regional editor. “I am pleased to have Dave step up to our editor position,” said Craig Bartoldson, publisher. “The past few years, we have been making positive changes […]

Parkersburg paper to document farm history

Parkersburg paper to document farm history

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A new publication highlighting historic farms and barns of the Mid-Ohio Valley is being produced by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel/Marietta A.M. The newspaper is asking residents throughout the region in Ohio and West Virginia to send us a brief history of their farm or barn, along with photos, old and new, […]

Bluefield paper’s Bill Archer honored in McDowell

Bluefield paper’s Bill Archer honored in McDowell

WELCH, W.Va. —  Bluefield Daily Telegraph senior editor Bill Archer was honored on Friday during the 19th annual McDowell County Law Day Celebration with the announcement that he will receive a Liberty Bell Award, in recognition of his service to the people of McDowell County. Archer has covered McDowell County news for three decades with […]

WVPA, Newz Group offering media monitoring service
By April 27, 2015 Read More →

WVPA, Newz Group offering media monitoring service

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is working with Newz Group to ensure government agencies, non-profits, businesses, industries and individuals around the state have access to a comprehensive media monitoring service. “We’re aware there’s a need for media monitoring services in West Virginia. The WVPA is working with Newz Group to create awareness and access […]

Editor’s driveway one of latest mudslide sites
By April 21, 2015 Read More →

Editor’s driveway one of latest mudslide sites

DUHRING, W.Va. —  Another round of heavy rains continued to play havoc with waterlogged soil thorough the region, contributing to road slips and rock slides throughout the region. Samantha Perry, editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, was headed to work Monday morning, only to find a portion of her driveway washed away.  “We obviously didn’t […]