Hook shares top state prize
Staffers of the Hook were in Norfolk Saturday night to receive The Virginia Press Association Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service. The Hook won for a series of stories about a controversial water proposal. The over-30,000 circulation winner was the Roanoke Times for a series about the effects of an aging population.
The Hook also won the VPA's top honor in 2007. This year, staffers picked up an additional eight awards.
Several other Central Virginia publications brought home awards from the Association, such as the Daily Progress, which won 21 awards, and the Cavalier Daily, which won 17 awards, as well as a special First Amendment prize for fighting a state ban on alcohol advertising.
–last updated 10:04am March 24