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1 POSTS 0 COMMENTSJoe Farruggia is a journalist and minister who lives in Rhodell, in Raleigh County. He received his BA in Journalism from Marshall University in 1974 and was a reporter for the Raleigh Register newspaper in Beckley from 1974-1976. He received his MA in journalism in 1980, then went into the United Methodist ministry. He returned to journalism in 1990, first at the Lincoln Journal in Hamlin, then with Dear Newspaper Corp. in McLean, Va., from 1991 to 1996. He then worked for Byrd Newspapers in the Shenandoah Valley from 1996-2013, primarily as an assistant editor at the Page News and Courier in Luray, Va., and including a stint as editor of The Warren Sentinel in Front Royal, Va., from 2000-2009.