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Post news staff wins 13 N.C. Press Association awards

Staff report

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Post news staff took home 13 awards Thursday from the N.C. Press Association.

The Post won four first-place awards, including best niche publication for the March 2018 edition of Salisbury the Magazine, news feature writing for a story by former Editor Elizabeth Cook about a family coping with a death from opioids, best lead sentence for a series of stories by reporter Andie Foley and best editorial pages for the October 2017 pages by Cook.

Other awards included:

• Second place in education reporting for a story about chronic absenteeism in schools by former reporter Rebecca Rider.

• Second place for best news section design.

• Third place in best niche publication for the August 2018 edition of Salisbury the Magazine.

• Third place in education reporting for a story about the ways school libraries have changed by Rider.

• Third place in business writing for a story about John McLaughlin and McLaughlin’s Grocery by reporter and columnist Mark Wineka.

• Third place in headline writing for a collection of headlines by designer and copy editor Bobby Parker.

• Third place in sports photography for pictures of Salisbury soccer by photographer Jon C. Lakey.

• Third place in serious columns for a collection of columns by Wineka.

• Third place in sports news reporting for a story about the death of umpire J.T. Bost by assistant sports editor Mike London.

The Post competed with other daily papers with paid circulation of 15,000 to 35,000.

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