Smithfield Times News Editor Diana McFarland earned three first-place writing awards for business, governmental and public safety stories during the Virginia Press Association’s annual news and advertising competition.
Staff writer Abby Proch also earned a first place award for education writing, and Editor John Edwards earned a second place award for editorial writing.
The awards were given for competition with other non-daily newspapers of similar circulation. They were presented during the association’s annual news and advertising meeting held at the Short Pump Hilton this weekend. ...(Subscribe!)