FURTHER UPDATE, 1/13/14, 7:30pm: Geri Ferrara, editor of The Dominion Post, sent this reply via email:

As you likely figured, it was a series of mistakes on the part of staffers.

The item was published in The Dominion Post on Saturday and it did not include a full description of a suspect sought by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department in connection with stolen credit cards. A short including all the missing details was uploaded to our online site, TheDPost.com, Saturday night. Naturally, we had to wait till Sunday to run the corrected material in the print edition of The Dominion Post.

Thanks for seeking an explanation. Incredibly, too many in cyberspace are simply assuming that we run a racist newspaper here-nothing could be farther from the truth.

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Corey Hutchins is CJR's correspondent for Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. A former alt-weekly staffer, he has twice been named journalist of the year in the weekly division by the S.C. Press Association. Hutchins recently worked on the State Integrity Investigation at the Center for Public Integrity, and he has contributed to Slate, The Nation, and Medium, among others. Follow him on Twitter @coreyhutchins or email him at coreyhutchins@gmail.com.