The Mountaineer awarded 10 NC Press awards

By Allison Richmond | Mar 13, 2017

Pardon the humblebrag that is about to follow. Bringing you, our readers, the news on a daily basis online and a three times weekly in print is a sometimes grueling, yet endlessly fascinating and satisfying process. So, once a year, indulge us as we deliver to you our successes.

We feel fortunate to have been honored with a total of 10 awards last week at the annual gathering of the North Carolina Press Association.

This year The Mountaineer was awarded three editorial awards and seven advertising awards.


2nd Place - Faith & Religion Reporting, Rachel Robles

for Becoming 'more than a conqueror'

2nd Place - Investigative Reporting, Allison Richmond

for our coverage of The Brian Center Sexual Assault cases (multiple stories)

3rd Place - Investigative Reporting, Allison Richmond

for Misplaced Trust



1st Place - Best Food Ad, Tristan Collins & Jennifer Allen

2nd Place - Best Color Institutional Ad, Matthew Perusi & Jennifer Allen

2nd Place - Best Motor Vehicle Ad, Matthew Tucker & Lauren Wood

2nd Place - Best Apparel, Jewelry & Accessories Ad, Matthew Tucker & Lori Gilbert

3rd Place - Best Use of Color, Tristan Collins & Jennifer Allen

3rd Place - Best Home Furnishing / Appliances Ad, Tristan Collins & Lauren Wood

3rd Place - Best Apparel, Jewelry & Accessories Ad, Matthew Tucker & Lori Gilbert


For over 100 years The Mountaineer has served Haywood County, bringing you comprehensive coverage of local news, events, sports and in-depth looks at the issues this county is facing. We are honored to be your hometown paper.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Tristan Collins | Mar 13, 2017 15:26

Woohoo! Good job, ya'll!

Posted by: Penny R Wallace | Mar 14, 2017 06:41

Congratulations to all!

Posted by: Ron Rookstool | Mar 14, 2017 08:44

Well deserved.  Excellent staff, excellent reporting.  Keep up the exceptional work.

Posted by: David Eachus | Mar 14, 2017 10:17

Congratulations to Vicki and staff!  Hard earned and well deserved.

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