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April 7, 2013

WV South Magazine named BEST of CNHI

Pinnell picked as company’s Designer of the Year

BECKLEY — WV South, a bimonthly magazine highlighting Southern appeal and lifestyles and produced by Beckley Newspapers, has been chosen by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. as the BEST of CNHI for 2012.

The local magazine, which debuted in August 2005, was judged in an annual competition with nearly 100 other magazines produced at other CNHI newspaper locations across the country.

Also, Brenda Pinnell, an employee of Beckley Newspapers, was chosen as the Designer of the Year for her work on the newspaper’s editorial products.

“These are very prestigious awards and we are excited that the quality of our magazine, and all of the hard work that Lisa Shrewsberry (lifestyles and magazine editor) and her team put into it, has been singled out and recognized by CNHI,” said Beckley Newspapers publisher Frank D. Wood. “We are equally as excited that Brenda Pinnell, who works as a page designer for our magazines and newspapers here in Beckley, has been chosen as the company’s Designer of the Year.

“The competition we are up against is stiff and the products that CNHI newspapers produce across the United States are of the highest

quality, so to achieve these levels of recognition are truly achievements we are extremely proud of.”

WV South has a growing subscriber base and features the diversity of people, destinations and businesses making up southern West Virginia and niching its place within Appalachia.

From a present group of about 15 freelance contributors and staff writers have come original memoirs, interviews with native sons and daughters, from Jerry West to Jennifer Garner, and the tales seldom told — of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things in the Mountain State.

The magazine can be purchased at numerous locations across the region and you can also subscribe by calling 1-800-950-0250 or 304-255-4444 or by going to or To advertise in the magazine or our other print or online products call 304-255-4487.

CNHI, based in Montgomery, Ala., is the parent company of Beckley Newspapers and owns and operates daily and weekly newspapers, websites and niche publications that serve more than 130 communities across the country.

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