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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 […]

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
By June 8, 2015 Read More →

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
By May 4, 2015 Read More →

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 […]