The Chatham Star-Tribune Thursday was named the 2019 best weekly newspaper in the state of Virginia based on an independent evaluation by the Virginia Press Association (VPA).
"[The Star-Tribune's] news and advertising teams have been recognized for outstanding journalism and advertising work," VPA Executive Director Betsy Edwards said. "The VPA staff is honored to work with and support our talented and dedicated members. [The Star-Tribune] demonstrates to the public every day the value of community news and the importance of the First Amendment."
This VPA News and Advertising Awards Contest this year received thousands of entries from around the state.
"We couldn't be prouder of the staff of the Star-Tribune," publisher Chad Harrison said. "It's an incredible honor to be recognized in such a comprehensive way for the outstanding work these folks do on a day in and day out basis."
The Star-Tribune is put together every week by Harrison, writers Lanie Davis and Jeremy Moser, Digital Coordinator Elias Weiss, Account Executive Rachel Nanney, Deputy Director of Operations Mary Beth Wellborn and office assistant Dana Motley.
"This is an incredible and well-deserved honor," Edwards said.