Post collects 14 N.C. Press Association awards

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Staff report
The Salisbury Post’s news staff picked up 14 awards Thursday night at the annual N.C. Press Association Awards Banquet in Cary, including third place in general excellence.
The Post was competing with other newspapers in its circulation category, 15,000-35,000.
For “City in Mourning,” the Post’s coverage of the Salisbury Millworks fire on March, 7, 2008, and its aftermath, the staff won first place in general news reporting.
Photo Chief Jon Lakey won first place in general news photography for his “City in Mourning” photos.
Emily Ford, who covers the N.C. Research Campus for the Post, won first place in profile features for her profile of Lynne Scott Safrit.
Sports Editor Ronnie Gallagher and his staff won a first place in sports coverage. Gallagher also won second place in headline writing.
Lifestyle Editor Katie Scarvey won first place in criticism.
Other awards were:
– Staff, second place, business writing, for features about the fifth anniversary of Pillowtex’s closing.
– Elizabeth Cook, first in serious columns, second in criticism.
– Susan Shinn, third in criticism.
– Chris Verner, third in serious columns.
– Steve Huffman, second, lighter columns.
– Mark Wineka, third, lighter columns.