Virginia wins first in NCPA contest for education reporting

Xpress managing editor Virginia Daffron attended the N.C. Press Association annual awards banquet on Feb. 22, where she received first place in the education reporting category for her look at the wide gap in academic achievement between white and black students in the Asheville City Schools, Changing course: Asheville City Schools take aim at racial disparities.

Daffron and staff writer Max Hunt shared second place in the beat feature reporting category for their writing on the French Broad River:

Read the full article from Feb. 22, 2018.