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Thursday, July 25, 2013
After nearly a century of publishing a newspaper six days a week, Covington's
Virginian Review will scale back to two days a week starting in September.
Publisher Horton Beirne said that years of declining circulation and advertising revenue forced him to reduce publication days.
"We had hoped to remain an afternoon daily for 100 years," Beirne said. "But it's time to do this in the best interests of the newspaper. We hope to be around another 100 years."
The newspaper began its six-day schedule in 1914, when Beirne's grandfather, Richard Beirne , bought the Covington Virginian and expanded its schedule in order to bring readers news from the battlefields of Europe just as World War I began.
The Virginian merged with the Clifton Forge Daily Review in 1989 and continued its afternoon presence in the Alleghany Highlands.
Beirne said that the newspaper will continue to cover local news and will focus heavily on its website, www.thevirginianreview.com.
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