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Trimble to retire Thursday as vice president of Lakeway Publishers
William "Bill" Trimble got into the journalism field because he enjoyed writing and was told he was pretty good at it.
After nearly four decades in the business, Trimble is set to retire Thursday as the publisher and vice president of Lakeway Publishers of Virginia where he oversees the Herald-Progress in Ashland, the Caroline Progress, Westmoreland News, Northern Neck News and Northumberland Echo.
Virginia’s ePress for Oct. 23
Here is Virginia Press Association's weekly e-newsletter with the latest information on the news industry and VPA member organizations.
This week's issue includes a newspaper publisher's retirement, the firings of three Associated Press staffers and information on the annual VPA Outstanding Sales Professional of the Year Award.
Ruth Herrink, publisher of The Journal in King George, died Saturday
Ruth Herrink, publisher of The Journal in King George, died Saturday at the age of 87.
VPA accepting nominations for 2014 Virginian of the Year
Each year, the Virginia Press Association gives out the Virginian of the Year award. Nominations are currently being taken. The deadline is Nov. 1. Previous winners include Doris Buffett and Walter Segaloff.
Times-Dispatch taking pre-orders on Back Roads pictorial book
The Richmond Times-Dispatch has published a book to share the exploits of two journalists as they have explored Virginia from the Atlantic Ocean to Blue Ridge Mountains.
Style Weekly hires new reporter
Tom Nash, a native Virginian and Virginia Commonwealth University graduate will begin Sept. 3 at Style Weekly.
Walter Segaloff, the 2013 VPA Virginian of the Year, died on Sunday
Walter Segaloff, who was honored in April as the Virginia Press Association's 2013 Virginian of the Year died Sunday at the age of 82.
Retired journalist John A. Gunn dies; co-wrote Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act in 1968
John A. Gunn, a former editor of the now-defunct Richmond News Leader, conducted much of the research for the bill that resulted in the creation of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act in 1968.
Former U.S. Senator, retired newspaperman Harry F. Byrd Jr. Dies
Former U.S. Senator and retired newspaper publisher, Harry F. Byrd Jr. died this morning at the age of 98.
Stinnett named editor of The Roanoke Times
Joseph P. Stinnett, managing editor of The News & Advance in Lynchburg, named editor of The Roanoke Times, replacing Carole Tarrant.
Longtime Virginian-Pilot columnist Guy Friddell dies
Free Lance-Star publisher Cadwallender is 2013-14 VPA president
Nicholas J. Cadwallender, publisher and chief executive officer of The Free Lance-Star Publishing Co. in Fredericksburg, on July 1 became the 113th president of the Virginia Press Association and Virginia Press Services Inc.
A native of England who grew up in Australia, Cadwallender moved to the United States in 1990 when he joined The Free Lance-Star Publishing Co. He has presented for the American Press Institute, Newspaper Association of America and The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. Also, he has served on the SNPA New Media Committee and the NAA NIE Committee.
Two virginia newspapers fill leadship posts
On Monday, Phil Jenkins named editor of the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg and Alton Brown was named publisher of The News & Advance in Lynchburg.
Style editor tapped to lead Chesterfield Observer
Observer publisher Greg Pearson announced Wednesday that Scott Bass, a longtime Richmond-area journalist, has been hired as the newspaper's editor.