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Former Huntington journalist C.T. Mitchell dies
By April 13, 2015 Read More →

Former Huntington journalist C.T. Mitchell dies

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — C.T. Mitchell, a longtime university relations director at Marshall University, a former city editor for The Huntington Advertiser and a founding member for Green Acres Regional Center and Prestera Center, died Tuesday at the age of 82. Mitchell worked as an executive assistant to the Marshall president in the 1990s and early […]

Times West Virginian honored by parent company
By April 8, 2015 Read More →

Times West Virginian honored by parent company

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The Times West Virginian has been honored by its parent company in an annual editorial contest. Corridor Magazine, the Times West Virginian’s lifestyles magazine, has been named Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. Magazine of the Year. In addition, Misty Poe, the managing editor of the Times West Virginian, has been named CNHI’s Columnist […]

Bluefield editor honored for column writing
By April 8, 2015 Read More →

Bluefield editor honored for column writing

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph Editor Samantha Perry has been named “Columnist of the Year” in the national Best of CNHI 2014 editorial contest. The contest recognizes the individual and collective achievements of the company’s journalists. The competition was judged by a panel of six veteran editors.  In announcing the Division 1 award, the […]

By April 7, 2015 Read More →

Community papers in Putnam, Cabell go under

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two community newspapers serving Putnam and Cabell counties have gone out of business. On April 2, the Putnam Standard and Cabell Standard printed their final editions before shutting down operations. Both papers were controlled by Stadelman Publishing LLC, a company owned and operated by Kelly and Chris Stadelman. The closure of both […]

Fairmont paper launches parenting magazine
By April 7, 2015 Read More →

Fairmont paper launches parenting magazine

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Volunteers from the Times West Virginian passed out bright blue bags filled with goodies, like crayons and coloring books, to hundreds of children who attended the Easter egg hunt Saturday at Palatine Park.  On the side of the bag were the words “Because I Said So.” That might be something you heard a […]

By April 6, 2015 Read More →

Charleston Newspapers to offer digital seminars

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Working to help local businesses, Charleston Newspapers is launching a series of seminars to teach small business owners about how “migrating into the digital space” will help them. Getting better access to the Internet helps businesses promote their products, and can let them see how people are talking about their businesses on […]

Charleston papers unveil new WV jobs website
By April 2, 2015 Read More →

Charleston papers unveil new WV jobs website

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Newspapers has launched a new website designed to connect job seekers and state employers with open positions. WVJobfinder.com debuted Wednesday morning. John Kelly, vice president of advertising for Charleston Newspapers, said the new site will fill a niche in the state’s labor market. He said the more popular national job listing websites tend […]

By April 1, 2015 Read More →

The sportswriting machine

Most game recaps stick to a familiar formula. In the first couple of paragraphs, you’ll get the final score and a brief description of whatever turning point led to it. If a basketball player scored thirty points, and a writer notes that in the first sentence, then you expect to hear from that player a […]

Parkersburg paper partner in grocery promotion
By March 30, 2015 Read More →

Parkersburg paper partner in grocery promotion

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and Marietta A.M. on Wednesday will begin a new promotion with local Foodlands and Par-Mar/BP convenience stores. The promotion is reminiscent of the old television game show “Supermarket Sweep” where the contestant who loaded the most groceries with the most value in a cart won the competition, […]

Tammie Toler returns to post at Princeton paper
By March 30, 2015 Read More →

Tammie Toler returns to post at Princeton paper

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Hugs and smiles were plentiful at the Chuck Mathena Center at noon on Friday, as Tammie Toler entered with her legal pad in hand and started visiting with her fellow Rotarians. Toler, editor of the Princeton Times, had been away from her regular news beat for almost a year after suffering a […]