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The News-Gazette, published weekly in Lexington, Va on Wednesdays, serves Rockbridge County and the cities of Lexington and Buena Vista. The newspaper is part of a publishing tradition that goes back to 1801, which saw the founding of what became the Lexington Gazette. The other ancestor publication was the Rockbridge County News, founded in 1884. The two newspapers merged in 1962, forming The News-Gazette. By this lineage, The News-Gazette is the third oldest newspaper in Virginia, and the oldest in the state west of the Blue Ridge.

The News-Gazette Corp. also publishes Visiting Lexington and the Rockbridge Area, a print guidebook and electronic edition (http://etypeservices.com/SWF/LocalUser/lexington1//Magazine81168/Full/index.html#12) for visitors to our area, our Lexington area Newcomer's Guide, and Valley of Virginia Properties, (http://www.valleyofvirginiaproperties.com), a monthly local real estate magazine.  And, of course, we publish on this website, www.thenews-gazette.com.

The current management and ownership represents the fourth generation of involvement in the newspaper by the Paxton family. 

The News-Gazette has been the recipent of numerous state and national awards for writing, photography, and design from the Virginia Press Association and the National Newspaper Association.



All departments of the newspaper can be reached by calling our main phone number - (540) 463-3113.

The News-Gazette

The News-Gazette Corp.
P.O. Box 1153
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-3113

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