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NC Newsline reporter wins pair of prestigious journalism awards

BY: - July 19, 2023

NC Newsline Assistant Editor and Environmental Reporter Lisa Sorg has won a pair of prestigious journalism awards. Sorg, who has been recognized numerous times in state and national competitions during her seven years at Newsline, was recognized in the Green Eyeshade Awards, a contest that has¬†recognized the very best journalism in the southeastern United States […]

A trifecta of hazards — water, electricity and ammonium nitrate — likely contributed to the massive Weaver Fertilizer fire

BY: - March 7, 2023

Holes gaped in the roof. Water leaked down the walls and onto the floor. Electrical fixtures routinely went on the fritz.¬† State documents show the extent of disrepair at the Weaver Fertilizer plant in Winston-Salem, conditions that could have contributed to a massive ammonium nitrate fire 13 months ago. The blaze burned for a week, […]