The Record Delta announces new publisher


BUCKHANNON ­— James Austin has  become the publisher of The Record Delta, Mountain Statesman, The  Weston Democrat and the Value Guides.

After working in the newspaper industry for more than 30 years at papers in Alaska, New York, Michigan and West Virginia, Austin is very excited to return to West Virginia. 

“I believe very strongly that community papers play an important part in the communities that they serve,” Austin said. “My wife and I are very proud to be a part of this great area and look forward to serving our readers and our advertisers.

“I plan on continuing the longstanding tradition here of publishing excellent newspapers and look forward to becoming very active in the community.”

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