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Frank Wood, left, publisher of The Fayette Tribune, accepted the newspaper’s General Excellence award at the recently concluded West Virginia Press Association convention in Morgantown from Jim Spanner of The Parkersburg News-Sentinel. The Tribune received third place in its division, while The Register-Herald of Beckley, a sister newspaper, also earned third place in its division.

The Fayette Tribune was honored earlier this month for advertising and editorial excellence during the West Virginia Press Association’s annual convention at the Waterfront Hotel.

The advertising department received the first place award for General Excellence, and the editorial department place third in General Excellence, both in the same division for small weeklies.

“We are committed to bringing our readers and customers the best possible products we can and to be recognized by the West Virginia Press Association with numerous awards, especially those in General Excellence, just affirms the dedication and hard work of all of our employees to be outstanding,” said Frank D. Wood, publisher of The Fayette Tribune and Beckley Newspapers.

“While you will read many names of those being honored most of our employees play a role behind the scences and they contribute just as much to our successes. We are equally proud of every one of them and of all these accomplishments.”

In the advertising competition there were 10 first place awards including: Best Classified Section by the advertising staff; Best House Ad-FREE by Lisa Stadelman; Best Process Color Ad over 1/2 Page-Welcome by Laura Spence; Best Process Color Ad under 1/2 Page-Appalachian Festival by Chuck Jessup; Best Progress Edition-Profiles by the advertising staff; Best Single Black and White Ad over 1/2 Page-Shoot and Score by Andrea Thompson; Best Single Black and White Ad under 1/2 Page-Christian Comedy Night by Andrea Thompson; Best Special Sports Section-Red Devil of a Season by the advertising staff; Best Spot Color Ad over 1/2 Page-Go Patriots! by Michelle Dunn; and Best Theme Pages Retail-National Small Business Month by the advertising staff.

Second place awards were for Best Agency Ad-You Can’t Always Predict the Weather by Andrea Thompson; Best House Ad-Mardi Gras Karnival Kuties 2010 by Carla Nelson; Best Process Color Ad over 1/2 Page-Ramey Motors by Tammy Harris; Best Process Color Ad under 1/2 Page-Football Headquarters by Debbie Maxwell; Best Single Black and White Ad over 1/2 Page-Summertime Fitness by Andrea Thompson; Best Special Sports Section-Little League Baseball 2010 by the advertising staff; and Best Spot Color Ad over 1/2 Page-Fall Home Improvements by the advertising staff.

Those receiving third place recognition were for Best Retail Theme Pages-Keeping the Faith in the Community by the advertising staff; Best Agency Ad-See more light than tunnel by Andrea Thompson; Best Special Section-Graduates 2010 by the advertising staff; Best Process Color Ad over 1/2 Page-Ramey Motors by Tammy Harris; Best Process Color Ad under 1/2 Page-Easter Blessings by Michelle Dunn; Best Spot Color Ad under 1/2 Page-Value plus Galaxy by Debbie Maxwell; and Best Spot Color Ad under 1/2 Page-Advanced Water Treatment by Laura Spence.

In the editorial competition The Fayette Tribune had four first place winners including: Best Special Section-Bridge Day by the editorial staff; Best Photography Essay-Track, field placers detailed by Steve Keenan; Best Photography Sports-Oak Hill’s Khalif Wright slams by Steve Keenan; and Best Sports News Writing-Cavaliers topple Pirates 35-14 by Steve Keenan.

There were three second place awards given for Best Photography Essay-Remembering the Fallen by Cheryl Keenan; Best Photography Feature-Ditto by Steve Keenan; and Best Sports News Writing-Devils Cruise by Keyser by Steve Keenan.

The two competitions included entries produced and published during the calendar year 2010.

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