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Pulitzer Prize-winning NC newspaper publisher dies

Pulitzer Prize-winner Horace Carter has died. He passed away Wednesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. Carter was the editor of the Tabor City Tribune in 1954 when it and the news reporter won the Pulitzer for their reporting on the racist activities of the Ku Klux Klan. Despite the many threats in his professional and personal life, Carter never backed down in his reporting and writing. Horace Carter was 88 years old.

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What a fine gentleman from

What a fine gentleman from the golden days when reporters, editors, and publishers were men (and women) to be admired. A great loss. Too bad today's editors & publishers are ruled by the corporation that owns their paper such as the Times/Star News.

A Fine Gentalmen,True Journalist, and Area Businessman

He was a fine gentleman who employed many workers around Tabor and other parts of the state at Atlantic Corp. He continued to write weekly in the newspaper, and I enjoyed reading his column and stories about the past. He was a true journalist in his time who reported the stories despite how popular, unpopular, or political they might be. He reported the truth of what the KKK was all about, during a time where that sort of thing was unpopular in the south. He received threats for telling the truth, but he never backed away from true journalism. He gave back to his community, and I'm sure he will be missed by many.

Horace Carter

I never knew him. My loss! He did, however have a profound influence on my life. I grew up in South Carolina. It was a tough time back in the 1950's We had lived an insulated life. We were insulated from the real world. I graduated high school in 1956, got on Greyhound and never looked back. In a sense, I took the easy way out. Mr. Carter took the hard way. He stood and fought for what was right. He was the kind of man who made this country what was right. God bless him and his family.