North Carolina Lawyers Weekly was pleased to receive two awards from the North Carolina Press Association at its recent Winter Press Institute Feb. 26.
Staff writer David Donovan took the first place award in the category of news enterprise reporting with his stories “Diminished Return” and “Harmonious Discord,” a two-part look at the output of the North Carolina Supreme Court. “This is service to readers at its best,” the judges said.
Staff writer Phillip Bantz took second place in the same category with his story, “A costly business,” which examined where and why the state’s judges waive court fees. “Excellent piece on a mandate public fee that apparently is not always being collected by the courts,” the judges concluded.
Our sister publication in Charlotte, The Mecklenburg Times, earned a third place award in the news feature category for “Up in the air,” by Graziella Steele. The judges deemed it “Very well researched and an interesting topic.”
We are honored to be among North Carolina’s many talented journalists and will continue to strive to bring our readers award-worthy journalism for years to come.