[image-2] It’s that time of year again when South Carolina’s newspapers are honored for their work, and we at the City Paper are not above tooting our own horn.

Charleston’s favorite alt-weekly earned four first-place prizes at the recent South Carolina Press Association Press Awards, which took place this past weekend. Among the top winners was editor Chris Haire, who claimed first place in humor column writing for his body of work that included commentary on jet-black burgers, Sesame Street, and a zombie or two. Haire also took the second-place prize in column writing for the weekly division for his continued efforts to make sense of the chaos that is everyday current events.

Former staff writer Paul Bowers received the top honor for profile feature writing for his gripping portrayal of Michael D. Oswald, the troubled West Ashley man who shot and killed Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Matuskovic in 2014.
Our very own art director Scott Suchy was awarded first place for feature page design portfolio, as well as first and second place honors for his photo illustrations of a captured mermaid and the cover of 2014’s Literary Issue of the City Paper

Other City Paper honorees included Stephanie Burt, who received the second-place award for food writing for her story “Making Cents: A by-the-numbers look at the price of dining in Charleston.” Dish: The Gullah Geechee Issue earned a third-place award for feature magazine.

The City Paper was also awarded second-place wins in the news section for last year’s Mother Emanuel coverage and runner-up for news website. 

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