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Beckley, Fairmont publisher Frank Wood to retire

Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero A native of Daniels, Frank Wood, pictured here at his desk, entered into the newspaper business in 1969 as an advertising representative for The Beckley Post-Herald and Raleigh Register.
Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero
A native of Daniels, Frank Wood, pictured here at his desk, entered into the newspaper business in 1969 as an advertising representative for The Beckley Post-Herald and Raleigh Register.

BECKLEY — Publisher Frank D. Wood is retiring after more than 40 years in the newspaper business and 17 years at the helm of The Register-Herald, The Montgomery Herald and The Fayette Tribune.

Wood said he plans to step down August 5. He will be succeeded by Randy Mooney, publisher of the neighboring Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Mooney is a native of St. Albans, West Virginia.

“It has been a wonderful journey,” said Wood, a native of the Beckley area. “I’ve witnessed many amazing changes over the years and worked with talented people performing critical functions in all departments.”

Wood began his career in 1969 on the advertising staff of the morning Beckley Post Herald and the afternoon Raleigh Register…

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