Pulitzer Prize-winning NC newspaper publisher dies
W. Horace Carter, a North Carolina newspaper publisher whose crusades against the Ku Klux Klan earned a Pulitzer Prize, has died. He was 88, AP reported.
Mitchell Ward, director of Inman Funeral Home in Tabor (TAY'-ber) City, confirmed that Carter died Wednesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Carter suffered a heart attack a week ago.
Carter weathered threats to himself, his family, his newspaper and its advertisers not to buy space.
In 1953, Carter's weekly paper, the Tabor City Tribune, and the twice-weekly Whiteville News Reporter won the Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service.
Carter's paper, now called the Tabor-Loris Tribune, reported that 254 Klansmen were convicted and 62 sent to prison or fined during the campaign.