Virginia's Valley Banner ceases publication
e Valley Banner (Elkton, Virginia) was to deliver its last issue on June 7.
e news of Rockingham County, including the Town of Elkton, will go into the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, the Valley Banner reports.
In April, Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers bought six newspapers from Byrd Newspapers: the Daily News-Record, e Winchester Star, Page News and Courier, e Shenandoah ValleyHerald, e Warren Sentinel and e Valley Banner.
"We are doubling down on our e orts for Rockingham county coverage in the Daily News-Record,” said Cameron Williams, regional publisher. "It is an unfortunate reality that we cannot continue to operate publications that don't have an audience capable of supporting them. We are committed to making the Daily News-Record and Page News-Courier excellent publications. We'll do that better and with more focus now."
Banner News subscribers can take advantage of special subscription o ers from the Daily News-Record and the Page News and Courier.
"It has been a pleasure to work with the readers, town of cials and sta , school personnel, coaches and business owners alike, to relay the stories and photos that make the greater Elkton community special," said Valley Banner Editor Travis Long.
Carl and Joyce Schumacher produced the rst issue of e Valley Banner on Sept. 15, 1966.