An award winning Tabor City publisher passed away

Posted by Debra Worley - email

TABOR CITY, NC (WECT) - The publisher of Tabor City Loris Tribune passed away Wednesday afternoon at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

W. Horace Carter was 88 when he died.  He was the crusading publisher who earned a Pulitzer Prize for the Tabor City Tribune in 1953.  It became the first weekly newspaper in history to win the award for meritorious public service.

Visitation for family and friends will take place from 5:00-7:00 Friday evening at the offices of Tabor-Loris Tribune.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 Saturday morning at Tabor City Baptist Church on Live Oak Street.

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