A New Investor

Clifton Forge is a small town full of old world charm and old time traditions. But with that, this sleepy town is not sheltered from changing times and hands that hold the property deeds.

One such recent change Clifton Forge can see is a new investor for the local paper, your very own Clifton Forge Telegraph.

The new benefactor? Well, he’s a mystery. Only one person in your sleepy, little town knows their identity, and that’s the one person they hired directly to get the paper back up and running… Faeryn Murphy, also known by her friends as Fae.

Fae was hired in early May as the paper’s Editor in Chief, and she’s already cleaned up the office and gotten a head start on getting the paper a fresh look and more avenues to entertain the varied residents of Clifton Forge.

Keep watch! Lots to come as the columns and news stories are rolled out! We are very excited about this investment. The news in a main vein in life, and we’re happy to know your mainline to your local news is coming back to life.

– From the desk of the Clifton Forge Telegraph investor’s office.

CDC Successfully Eliminates COVID-19

Forty-eight hours after the CDC announced its deployment of the airborne vaccine said to cure the deadly Corona pandemic, governments around the world have finalized lifting restrictions put into place to try and stop its spread. Reports have continued to trickle in from around the globe those infected have been miraculously cured and many are hailing the vaccine as some type of miracle.

A religious group in Ireland is reported to have started a week long prayer group in thanks while others are crying for more money donated to scientific research to ensure such situations never happen again. Regardless of what side of the line you tread, be it religious or scientific, one thing has become clear: even in times of disaster, there are silver linings.

As the world begins to pick up its pieces, many communities are coming together to ensure those most affected are able to find their footing. Our own Mayor Johnson has stepped away from his position as mayor of Clifton Forge to pursue other political careers in the hopes of making a difference in the aftermath that is the world after COVID-19. His successor, known only to the Telegraph at this point in time as ‘Kate’, has some big shoes to fill.

Rest easy, Clifton. The worst is definitely over.

Fight Breaks Out By the Cliff View

Authorities responded to reports of a brawl in front of Clifton Forge’s one and only Cliff View Hotel late Saturday afternoon. Witnesses state at least four unidentified assailants were seen trying to bring each other down to the ground and one was seen carrying a weapon. While it is unknown at this time just what caused the fight to break out, it has been verified through witnesses all suspects were wearing both masks and dark, nondescript clothing.

A reliable source told the Telegraph the suspects appeared to be on drugs and one of the suspects attacked an officer of the law before being subdued with force. While one was able to flee apprehension, three of the suspects were arrested on scene. Two were taken to the local clinic with various injuries from both the fight and shots fired by the police.

The Telegraph has reached out to the manager of the Cliff View hotel and Clifton’s mayor, Max Holden. The Cliff View declined to comment; however, Sheriff Holden had the following to say:

I will tell you that no one was grievously injured, no charges were filed, and there is no reason to believe that there will be any further disturbances.

Max Holden, Sheriff of Clifton Forge on the fight in front of the Cliff View Luxury Hotel

It’s uncertain whether or not these public acts of depravity speak to a decline in Clifton’s appeal. Hopefully, with upcoming Mayoral elections, whomever is chosen to represent The People will be able to ensure nothing like this happens again. Remember to vote, citizens, and get those with addiction problems the help they need!

BREAKING NEWS – 2.27.2020

Media outlets across Clifton Forge are reporting the possible arrival of the coronavirus in the picturesque town. Officials say a seven year old girl has fallen victim to the dangerous disease after being rescued from a kidnapping by three local heroes. She had been missing for over a day before being found and passed not long after being brought to a local hospital. A second reported victim was said to be found in the vicinity of the church, bleeding what witnesses say is black blood.

Citizens are encouraged to exercise caution both in public and private- wash hands often and avoid any direct contact with anyone that appears to be displaying symptoms.