In addition to the twelve awards picked up by the Independent Weekly (mentioned yesterday), YES! Weekly and Creative Loafing Charlotte were also honored by the North Carolina Press Association last week.
YES! Weekly news editor Jordan Green took first place in the Online Breaking News category, and the Greensboro-based publication took second place in the Appearance and Design category, while also coming in a close second place for General Excellence:
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.”
Down in Charlotte, Creative Loafing‘s Matt Brunson took second place for Headline Writing, and columnist John Grooms picked up awards in both the Serious and Lighter Column categories.