DAVIS, W.Va. - The Mineral Daily News Tribune was recognized with four awards for editorial content Saturday when the West Virginia Press Association held its annual Better Newspaper Contest Awards banquet.

From Staff Reports
DAVIS, W.Va. - The Mineral Daily News Tribune was recognized with four awards for editorial content Saturday when the West Virginia Press Association held its annual Better Newspaper Contest Awards banquet.
Held this year at the Canaan Valley Resort near Davis, West Virginia, the banquet capped off the three-day annual WVPA convention.
Newspapers compete for Better Newspaper awards in 28 categories broken down into four divisions, based upon circulation. The News Tribune was in Division 2, which included daily newspapers up to 16,000 circulation.
A total of 33 newspapers submitted over 2,000 entries for this year’s competition, which was judged by members of the Maryland/Delaware/DC Press Association.
News Tribune staff writer Barbara High received an honorable mention in the In-Depth and Investigative Reporting category for “Illegal Dumping is a Dirty Business,” her front page story on illegal dumping in the area.
Liz Beavers earned an honorable mention in the Legal Affairs Reporting category for “Recorder turns herself in for embezzlement,” dealing with the charges filed against Elk Garden’s former town recorder.
Beavers also earned an honorable mention in the Best News Feature category for “Teacher tells KHS faculty about 2015 hostage situation,” the retelling of Philip Barbour teacher Twila Smith’s account of the day her class was held hostage by a gunman, which she told to KHS faculty members last year.
Beavers earned a third honorable mention as Best Lifestyle Columnist, for her “From the Editor’s Desk” columns titled “There’s a lesson here somewhere,” “I should have paid more attention,” and “Ok people, it’s time to get over it.”
Beavers attended the banquet Saturday to pick up the awards.
The Charleston Gazette was named Newspaper of the Year by the WVPA.