Our news organization places a high priority on being first on the scene, first on air and first on the web with breaking news and weather. That is illustrated by our coverage of a tornado that hit in August and incredible images we captured when a warehouse caught fire in July. No one in Central Virginia matches our commitment to the community and holding government officials and politicians accountable. We have included a piece that aired in late December by our 12 On Your Side team that highlights results we got for viewers having trouble cutting through red tape. We also air a weekly segment called Acts of Kindness where viewers nominate someone or an organization in need. It's based on the "pay it forward" idea. The franchise has been a huge hit since it debuted in July. We put local restaurants in the hot seat that don't make the grade during routine health inspections. We also work with the local newspaper producing a weekly segment that "fact checks" politicians on statements, promises and issues. We hope after viewing this entry you'll agree NBC12 is Virginia's best news operation.