All the latest breaking news on Virginia including state politics, finance, health, the environment, and transportation from Virginia News-Journal Online. The first issue featured the names of powerful Virginians and business owners. The name of the magazine was changed to reflect the fact that it was published in the Pandemic Era the newspaper purchased a Goss 40-page offset printing press, which increased the newspaper's capacity to 32 pages.
The Virginia News Journal's online edition contains digitized images of more than a million newspaper pages. The library's archive contains thousands of imprints of Virginia newspapers dating back to the 1700s. This includes the Richmond Planet, a daily newspaper for African-American communities in Virginia. Its digital version is available for free and features an extensive searchable database. In addition to digital images, the Virginia News is also available in print form in a print edition.
The newspaper began in Staunton and was founded by Brig. Gen. Hierome Lindsay Opie, who had a great interest in journalism. Opie's introductory editorial, Salutation just two months after he had turned 24. It was a moving and powerful statement that has been reprinted over the years. His values and ideals are still true today.
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