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StarNews sports editor Hassell wins state media award

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Owen Hassell, sports editor for the StarNews, Wilmington, was named the North Carolina High School Atheletic Association's Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year. 

Hassell has covered high school athletics in Eastern North Carolina for more than 15 years. Before joining the StarNews last March, he worked at the Outer Banks Sentinel in Hags Head, and The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City.