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Meet Jeremy Slayton, our new publications editor
Jeremy Slayton joined the Virginia Press Association in April as the new publications editor. Contact him if you have any ideas or suggestions about improving communication between the VPA and its members. Or, you can contact him to share your newspaper's or news organization's news.
John D. Waybright, retired editor and general manager of Page News and Courier dies
He became editor and general manager of the Page News and Courier in Luray after the weekly newspaper was acquired by the News-Record in 1967. He retired from that position March 10, 1996. A memorial service will be held May 17.
Changes occur at Virginia Mountaineer
Sam Bartley, a 38-year Virginia Mountaineer employee, has been named editor and publisher of the newspaper following the company's reorganization this week. Bartley becomes the sixth editor in the newspaper's 91-year history, succeeding former editor and publisher Lodge Compton, who served in the role for over 40 years. Bartley, part-owner of the Mountaineer for a number of years, is now joined by Scotty Wampler and Joe St. Clair as sole owners of the paper.
Leesburg Today celebrates office opening
Newspaper opens new downtown office with ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month.
Virginia ePress April 17, 2013
Philip Kennicott, the chief art critic of The Washington Post, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. According to The Pulitzer's website, Kennicott was noted for "his eloquent and passionate essays on art and the social forces that underlie it, a critic who always strives to make his topics and targets relevant to readers."
Longtime Danville Register & Bee photographer, Leon Townsend, dies
Charles “Leon” Townsend, the well-known photographer described as "the face" of the Danville Register & Bee has died.
Ann Gregory, publisher Clinch Valley Times has died
Ann Gregory, 77, of St. Paul died early Sunday morning, ending a 12-year courageous battle against cancer.
The Roanoke Times: Former Del. Clifton ‘Chip’ Woodrum dies
Woodrum was a former chairman of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council and a champion of open government.
Michael Tate, a former Norton Press owner, has died
Michael Tate, a former owner of the Norton Press, has died from injuries in a firearms accident.
O’Donovan departing as publisher of Va. Gazette and Tidewater Review
Bill O'Donovan will step down as publisher of The Virginia Gazette, Tidewater Review and Williamsburg Magazine at year-end as part of a consolidation of senior management at the Daily Press Media Group.
Bill Hall, former publisher of the Bristol Herald Courier, dies at 71
William "Bill" Hall, a former publisher of the Bristol Herald Courier, died July 16 at the age of 71.
Breaking news: Winchester Star reporter’s death investigated as homicide
Winchester Star reporter Sarah Greenhalgh has been confirmed as the victim discovered in a house fire and authorities are investigating her death as a homicide, according to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.
Former VPA president named to World Media Enterprises executive team
Terry Jamerson has been named vice president of community newspapers for the Virginia division of World Media Enterprises, Inc.
Catherine Cleaton, owner of Rappahannock Times, dies
Catherine Harley Cleaton, owner of the Rappahannock Times, died May 30 after a brief illness. She was 67.