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Asheville Watchdog Wins Three North Carolina Press Association Awards

Sally Kestin

Asheville Watchdog reporter Sally Kestin was recently honored with a first place Public Service Award in the online division of the North Carolina Press Association annual journalism awards, for her multi-part investigative series Equity Erased.

The Public Service Award “recognizes a distinguished example of meritorious public service of a newspaper to its local community reflecting exceptional courage or enterprise.”

Ms. Kestin’s Equity Erased was also awarded third place in the Investigative Reporting category of the online division.

Last but certainly not least, Asheville Watchdog’s managing editor Peter Lewis and reporter Barbara Durr won third place in the online division for News Enterprise Reporting for their series on the sale of Mission Health to HCA Healthcare.

Peter Lewis
Barbara Durr

Congratulations Sally, Pete and Barbara!

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  1. Alan Ostmann Alan Ostmann June 29, 2022

    Congratulations for well earned recognition.

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