The Lake Wylie Pilot's advertising department received the following Palmy Awards from the South Carolina Press Association:
• First place for real estate ad 6,000 to 12,000 circulation: Kristin Alley and Sue Inzerillo for Melanie Wood Wilson
• First place for single sheet insert, under 6,000 & 6,000 to 12,000 combined: Gerry Shugart & Sue Inzerillo for RiverGate Fall Festival
• Third place for Niche Publication or Magazine, 6,000 to 12,000: Kristin Alley and Sue Inzerillo for Gateway to the Carolinas
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• Third place for Entertainment 6,000 to 12,000: Kristin Alley and Sue Inzerillo for T-bones on the Lake "Beer is cheaper than gas"
Pilot advertising manager Alley and Herald artist Inzerillo also earned a second place for Niche Publication or Magazine under 6,000 for Western Watch, an Enquirer-Herald publication.