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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 in Marion County to snap hundreds of photographs throughout the day. They’ll begin taking pictures at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and continue taking pictures until midnight, capturing images that represent a true 24-hour cycle of the people, places and events in Marion County.

Misty Poe, the general manager and editor of the Times West Virginian, said following the appeal of the first “24 Hours” project, staff members decided to do it exactly six months later to represent a different season and different activities.

“When we did this project six months ago, it was in the middle of a very cold, snowy winter, but we were all surprised by how much was happening in our communities,” Poe said. “I think the staff truly captured what was happening within a 24-hour period in our county.

“After it published, I cannot tell you how many people called in or walked up to me just to say how much they really enjoyed the piece. They would talk about their favorite moments captured and what a neat concept it was. But one question everyone had was, ‘When are you going to do it again…


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