YES! Weekly takes 2nd place for general excellence in press awards

Cutline: Art Director Devender Sellars (center) and News Editor Jordan Green (right) accept the NC Press Association's 2nd place award for general excellence for weekly publications with a circulation of more than 10,000 on behalf of YES! Weekly.

YES! Weekly is proud to have received the NC Press Association’s second-place award for general excellence in community newspapers Division C, for weekly publications with a circulation of more than 10,000.

The judge wrote that it was a difficult choice between for first place in the category, but ultimately conferred first place to the Brunswick Beacon in Shallotte. The judge said of YES! Weekly: “Catchier and with a super-attractive design, I liked YES! Weekly’s layout and typography. There’s a lot of meat to this tabloid and a lot of hard work goes into it. There’s something for everyone in its pages.”

News Editor Jordan Green took home first place for online breaking news for a story last year about Guilford County Commission Chair Skip Alston warning members of the Greensboro City Council of the potential consequences of bringing a hotel bond matter back up for a vote.

Devender Sellars, Loren Bailey and Erica Katz, members of the design staff, won second place for appearance and design. Based on an Aug. 18, 2010 built around a cover story about the Wyndham Championship, the judge wrote, “Very close second.” The Independent Weekly of Durham, which swept the awards in Division C, took first place in appearance and design.

Congratulations also to the News & Record for second place for general excellence in daily newspapers Division F for publications with a circulation of more than 35,000. News & Record staff also won in the following categories: first place by staff for general excellence for websites; first place by staff for editorial page; first place by Tim Rickard for graphics; first place by Rob Brown for sports photography; first place by first place by Joseph Rodriguez in feature photography; second and third place by Jerry Wolford in sports feature photo and third place for best video; second place to Allen Johnson for editorials; second place by Charles Wheeler for headline writing; second place by Mike Fuchs, Faun Finley and Michael McQueen for use of an interactive feature; second place by Morgan Josey Glover for education reporting; second place by Gerald Witt, Jonnelle Davis and Ed Hardin for sports news reporting; third place by Robert Lopez for feature writing; third place by Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane for arts and entertainment reporting; and second place for graphics and third place for illustration/photo illustration to Margaret Baxter; third place to Jeri Rowe for serious columns.

Congratulations to the following staff at the Winston-Salem Journal, also in Division F: Lauren Carroll for second place in general news photography and third place in sports photography; Richard Craver for third place in business writing; Nicholas Weir for third place in use of an interactive feature; Laura Giovanelli for criticism.

Congratulations to the High Point Enterprise in daily newspapers Division E, publications with a circulation of between 10,000 and 35,000, for awards won by staff in the special section category, by Jimmy Tomlin for first place in feature writing and by Paul Johnson for third place in business writing.

Congratulations to the staff of the Rhinoceros Times for first place in headline writing for community newspapers Division C.

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