Cary Magazine Readers Award Maggys to Durham Bulls & WRAL-TV

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Cary Magazine Readers Award Maggys to Durham Bulls & WRAL-TV

Cary Magazine recently announced its annual Maggy Award winners, and CBC divisions and personalities took several top spots.   Published in the January 2007 edition of the leading lifestyle magazine for Western Wake County, Cary Magazine’s Maggy Awards are voted on by its readers. 

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The Durham Bulls won the 2007 Maggy Award for Best Baseball Team in the Triangle.

The Durham Bulls were honored as the 2007 Maggy Award winners as the best baseball team in the Triangle.  It was the second straight year the Bulls won the honor, with University of North Carolina Baseball finishing second and NC State Baseball finishing third.

“We’re honored that the readers of Cary Magazine selected us as the best baseball team,” Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said, “We’ll do our best to make it three in a row in 2007.”

WRAL-TV also repeated its win as Best TV Station as Cary Magazine readers chose WRAL “as their trusted source for news, weather and sports.”  Quite a 50th anniversary gift, as the station celebrated its golden year on the air in 2006.

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WRAL-TV Anchor David Crabtree (left) won the Maggy for Best TV Anchor, and WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel won for Best Meteorologist.

WRAL-TV came out a winner in two other categories as well.  WRAL-TV Anchor David Crabtree won Best TV Anchor.  “Whenever viewers let you know they trust you, it is most affirming and a true honor,” he told Cary Magazine. “Those of us who live in the area are blessed with a number of qualified broadcast journalists who care deeply about the people who live here. I am humbled by the trust and faith in my work.”

And WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel repeated his reign with the 2007 Maggy for Best Meteorologist by a landslide vote.

“I am so incredibly fortunate to work for a TV station that supports me, and to have such loyal viewers. I have now spent half my life at WRAL, and I couldn’t have picked a better place to spend it,” Fishel said. “A sincere thank you to all who watch, and if you could continue to do so for another decade or two, I would be most appreciative!”

Readers voted online or via mail for the 2nd annual Maggy Awards.  The publication sited their response as overwhelming to vote for the Best of the Best in Western Wake County.

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