Clip Contest Winners: 2013: October: 2013_10_01_01

First Place | Spot NewsMike Spencer, The Wilmington Star-NewsJudges Comments: Spot news was the smallest category but the three winners were by far the best of the group. First place is almost always a tough situation to shoot, and this picture tells the story in an instant while being pleasing to the eye and respectful to the subjects. The emotion carried this to first over the fire photograph. Neighbor Garry Baldwin consoles Yolanda Grady, the cousin of Angelo Freeman, 51, who was found dead Wednesday morning in his apartment in Wilmington, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Authorities are investigating the death as a homicide.

First Place | Spot News 

Mike Spencer, The Wilmington Star-News 

Judges Comments: Spot news was the smallest category but the three winners were by far the best of the group. First place is almost always a tough situation to shoot, and this picture tells the story in an instant while being pleasing to the eye and respectful to the subjects. The emotion carried this to first over the fire photograph.  

Neighbor Garry Baldwin consoles Yolanda Grady, the cousin of Angelo Freeman, 51, who was found dead Wednesday morning in his apartment in Wilmington, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Authorities are investigating the death as a homicide.