WHQR took a variety of top honors at this year’s Associated Press/Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Award Ceremony on Oct. 28 in Charlotte.
From the Associated Press, WHQR won 5 awards this year:
First Place in Public Affairs, for WHQR's coverage of Hurricane Florence.
First Place in the Web/Multimedia category for WHQR's web special “Understanding 1898: America's Only Coup D'état” that includes a chronicle of the coup d'etat, an interactive map, video interviews and a suggested walking tour. Produced by Annabelle Crowe, Katelyn Freund, Rachel Keith, Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Vince Winkel
First Place for Best Use Of Sound, Vince Winkel, on the fish industry post-Hurricane Florence.
WHQR won a pair of Second Place AP awards:
Continuing Coverage of Hurricane Florence
Outstanding News Operation
From the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) WHQR won 6 awards:
Consumer/Economic: First Place - Vince Winkel's reporting on the Cape Fear Crossing project.
Education: First Place - Vince Winkel’s feature on Education and Race in New Hanover County
General News: First Place – Vince Winkel’s coverage on what's next for Project Grace in downtown Wilmington
Political: First Place - The 2018 CoastLine Candidate Interviews – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Rachel Keith
Sports: First Place - CoastLine: Shaun Assael on the Death of Sonny Liston – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Rachel Keith
Entertainment: Second Place - A CoastLine edition with Paula Poundstone - Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Katelyn Freund