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Beckley Register-Herald


1880

Raleigh County Index established by Edwin Prince

Other events that happened on or around 1880

1893

Robert A. Spencer acquired the paper and renamed in the Raleigh Register.

Other events that happened on or around 1893

1900

Raleigh County Republicans launched the Raleigh Herald

Other events that happened on or around 1900

1912

Charles Hodel established himself in Beckley as editor and general manager of the Raleigh Register

Other events that happened on or around 1912

1921

The Beckley Register began publishing twice a week

Other events that happened on or around 1921

1923

The Beckley Register began publishing a Sunday issue

Other events that happened on or around 1923

1924

The Evening Post, Beckley's first daily newspaper, was established

Other events that happened on or around 1924

1926

The backers of the Beckley Post bought the Raleigh Herald, naming it the Post-Herald

Other events that happened on or around 1926

1928

The Raleigh Register became a daily newspaper

Other events that happened on or around 1928

1929

Charles Hodel took over the Beckley Post-Herald and kept the Register

Other events that happened on or around 1929

1957

Emile Hodel became editor of the Beckley Post-Herald

Other events that happened on or around 1957

1962

John Hodel became editor of the Beckley Register

Other events that happened on or around 1962

1965

George Hodel became president of Beckley Newspapers

Other events that happened on or around 1965

Jun 16, 1973

Charles Hodel died

1976

Beckley Newspapers Corporation was sold to Clay Communications

Other events that happened on or around 1976

1984

The Raleigh Register merged with Beckley Post-Herald to become the Register-Herald

Other events that happened on or around 1984

1987

Clay Communications sold Charleston Daily Mail and other newspapers to Thomson Newspapers

Other events that happened on or around 1987

2000

Community Newspaper Holdings of Alabama bought the Beckley Register-Herald

Other events that happened on or around 2000


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