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History of the Daily News-Record

The Daily News-Record and its predecessors have been the lifeblood of information for Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley, as well as several counties in neighboring West Virginia, for over 100 years.

The first edition of our initial predecessor, The Evening News, was published on May 8, 1899, with some 5,000 copies hitting the street.

Today, the News-Record publishes over 23,000 copies a day for readers in the City of Harrisonburg, four Virginia counties, and three counties in West Virginia. Combined daily print and online readership is more than 70,000.

Under the News-Record flag, the paper has continued to be a window of the Valley, the state, the nation and the world for 100 years.

Craig Bartoldson currently serves as the publisher of the Daily News-Record.

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