Hanes Byerly, Legendary Publisher of The Tidewater News, Dies

Hanes Byerly, a renowned figure in Western Tidewater as publisher of The Tidewater News, has died today, June 24, 2017, at age 81.

The newspaper, which began on Oct. 20, 1905, was bought by Hanes’ father, Kenneth R. Byerly, in 1957, and three years later, the son would begin his nearly 50-year career, publishing 4,772 issues by the time he had retired in June 2006.

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