Post wins 11 awards in annual editorial contest

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 27, 2015

The Salisbury Post won 11 awards, including four first-place awards, in the N.C. Press Association’s annual editorial and photojournalism contest.

The awards were presented Thursday evening in Chapel Hill.

Mark Wineka won two first-place awards, one for sports columns and another in arts and entertainment reporting for his story, “Pop’s picking place.”

Shavonne Walker and former Post reporter Emily Ford won first in news enterprise reporting for their series on violent crime in Salisbury’s West End. Ford also won first place in business writing for her reporting on solar farms in Rowan County.

Wineka also won second place in serious columns and third place in profile features, business writing and sports feature writing.

Editor Elizabeth Cook won third place in serious columns. Deirdre Parker Smith won third place in criticism. Andy Mooney won third place in graphics.

The Post competed in a division including daily newspapers with circulations of 12,500 to 35,000.