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First place: Deadline news reporting

10 CMS schools will be closed

Ann Doss Helms, Mark Price

First place: News Feature

The War Widow

Elizabeth Leland

First place: Feature writing

99 minutes: A life, a legacy

Karen Garloch

First place: Profile feature

Sallie Saxon: Sin to Salvation

Elizabeth Leland

First place: News enterprise reporting

Bankers and ethics: is it time to talk?

Christina Rexrode

First place: Sports feature photo

Paddling with ducks

David T. Foster III

First place: Photo page

99 minutes: A life, a legacy

David T. Foster III

First Place: Best video

99 minutes: Skylar's birth and death

David T. Foster III

First place: Multimedia project

Our backyard: photos | Video | Reader photos

John Simmons

First place: Headline writing

Collection of headlines

Pam Nelson

First place: Editorial page

Editorial pages

Observer staff

First place: Appearance and design

Appearance and design

Observer staff

First place: Sports coverage

Sports coverage

Observer staff

First place: Special section

Observer's 125th anniversary

Observer staff

First place: Best nice publication

Carolina Bride magazine

Observer staff

Thomas Wolfe award

The hunk of Brawley School Road

Elizabeth Leland