Tabor City, North Carolina: Newsboy Statue

Erected in 2007, the bronze newsboy commemorates the Tabor City Tribune's Pulitzer Prize of 1952, for its editorials against the Ku Klux Klan.

Horace Carter Tabor-Loris Tribune Museum

Address:
102 Avon St., Tabor City, NC
Directions:
Horace Carter Tabor-Loris Tribune Museum. Northeast edge of town. The statue is on the west side of Avon St., just south of its intersection with Hwy 410/E. 5th St.
Admission:
Free
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Newsboy Statue

A statue of a newsboy selling newspapers caught our attention. It was outside the Tabor-Loris Tribune office and the Horace Carter Museum. Although the office and museum were closed when we stopped, we discovered the statue is in honor of Horace Carter, who owned the newspaper, stood up to the Ku Klux Klan, and won a 1952 Pulitzer Prize for his editorials against the Klan.

We left a quarter for the newsboy. If it's not still there, you might want to add your own quarter between the newspapers and the boy's thumb.

[Bonnie Schupp, 12/06/2016]

Horace Carter's newspaper, the Tabor City Tribune, was the first weekly to win a Pulitzer.


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