Tommy Tomlinson, The Charlotte Observer

Staff Pick

Tomlinson gets scads of awards, making this a predictable and slightly begrudging choice. Still, his columns are often spot-on, good reads. As the Observer winnows its staff down to a handful of reporters and interns, we hope Tomlinson holds on ... even if he has to do a few paper routes on his way into the office.

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