Virginian Review

Virginian Review publisher Horton Beirne dies at 67

Like his grandfather and father before him, Horton Beirne’s final days were spent publishing newspapers in Alleghany County.

The third-generation publisher of the Virginian Review died Saturday night at the age of 67 due to complications from pulmonary disease.“Most people have said, ‘We’re going to miss him because he did so much for this community,’ ” said Beirne’s wife, Mary Anne Beirne.

Horton Beirne, publisher of the Virginian Review, dies at 67

For Horton P. Beirne, the newspaper business was more than just a career. It was his family, his life.

He was the fourth generation of the Beirne family to work in Virginia newspapers and the third generation to run the Virginian Review in Covington – his legacy forever linked to the state’s newspaper industry.