The Northern Virginia Daily's Political Depot

A service for our readers outside the Northern Shenandoah Valley... a sampling of The Daily's political coverage, plus unofficial, 'reporter's notebook' stuff. And occasional dry humor...

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Monday, March 27, 2006

A little back patting...

The 2005 Virginia Press Association awards banquet was held in Roanoke over the weekend. As subscribers already know, The Daily did very well, taking home top honors in our division for yet another year.

This humble scribe was also tapped for a couple of plaques. My colleague Jim Heffernan and I share a second-place award for general newswriting for our coverage of Sen. Russ Potts' run for the Executive Mansion.

I was also fortunate to share a third place honor for a series of news stories with colleagues Laura Davis and Jonathan Shacat on the state of economic development in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Two other teams from the Daily brought home the balance of the hardware in the division.

Thank you to those who read our paper and do business with our advertisers. If it were not for the readers, we wouldn't be here.

So buy a paper already... --GS