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Post named second-best midsize daily paper, wins 28 awards

RALEIGH — The Salisbury Post was named the second-best midsized daily newspaper in the state and won a total of 28 awards Thursday in the North Carolina Press Association’s annual contest.

In addition to winning second place in general excellence for daily newspapers in the 12,500 to 34,999 circulation category, the Post won six first place, 15 second place and seven third place awards.

First place awards went to photographer Jon Lakey for feature photos of a tomato fight event at West Rowan Middle School, Sports Editor Dennis Davison in the sports column category, Editor Josh Bergeron for a collection of editorial pages, the Post’s staff in the magazine or niche publication category for the August 2019 edition of Salisbury the Magazine, former reporter and columnist Mark Wineka for a series of lighter columns and former copy editor Bobby Parker for headline writing.

Post Editor Josh Bergeron said all members of the newspaper’s staff, whether they received an award or not, made it a great year for journalism in Salisbury.

“In the coming year, we’ll look to build on our success and continue serving the Salisbury and Rowan County community with good, local journalism,” Bergeron said.

Other staff awards included: second place in appearance and design; second place in community coverage; second place in best magazine or niche publication for the October 2018 edition of Salisbury the Magazine; second place in special section for the 2019 edition of Spirit of Rowan; second place in use of photographs.

Lakey’s other awards included: second place in feature photography and second place in spot photography.

Wineka also won second place in arts and entertainment reporting; second place in beat feature reporting; second place in beat feature reporting; second place in serious columns; third place in feature writing; third place in profile feature; third place in religion and faith reporting; third place in sports feature writing.

Designer Andy Mooney won second place in illustration, photo illustration, print or interactive graphics.

Bergeron also won second place in editorials and second place in feature writing.

Bergeron, reporter Shavonne Walker and former reporter Andie Foley shared an award for third place in education reporting. Foley also received second place in best lead.

Former news intern Natalie Alms won second place in news enterprise reporting.

Freelance photographer Sean Meyers won third place in photo page or essay.

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