Virginia biz reporter dies at 57
Vic Bradshaw, a business reporter for The Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Virginia, died this week at the age of 57.
A story in the Star reported, “Vic Bradshaw served two tenures at the Daily News-Record — as a business reporter from 2000 to 2003 and again from June 2014 to June of this year. He covered Winchester government for The Star from November 2009 to June 2014. Both papers were owned by the Byrd family until April, when the publishing business was sold to Ogden Newspapers.
“Bradshaw started his journalism career as a sports writer for the Martinsville Bulletin and The Daily Progress in Charlottesville. He also reported for the Frederick News-Post in Maryland and worked as an editor at The Island Packet in South Carolina. Most recently, he was doing freelance writing, editing and public relations.
“Andrea Bradshaw said her brother wanted to work in the newspaper industry from the time he was a boy growing up in Spotsylvania. While still in school, he wrote hospital notes for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, but that ended when he slipped the name of a professional wrestler into a report just to see if anyone was paying attention.”
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