Tryon Daily Bulletin
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Boone Newspapers
PublisherJeff Allison
LanguageAmerican English
Headquarters16 North Trade Street
Tryon, North Carolina, U.S.
CountryUnited States
OCLC number11921827

Tryon Daily Bulletin is an American, English language daily newspaper based in Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina; it also serves parts of Spartanburg and Greenville counties in South Carolina.[1]


Known as "The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper", it was established in 1928 by Seth Vining Sr.[2][3] It had a readership of 4,250 in 2019 and its website had 30,000 visitors.[4]

Jeff Byrd purchased the paper in 1989[5] and sold it in 2010 to Boone Newspapers Inc. of Tuscaloosa, Ala.[6]

Its offices are housed in the Bank of Tryon Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[7][8]

The paper doesn't carry any wire stories; as its publisher, Jeff Byrd, said in 1993, "It's all local. It's a community paper. That's what people want here."[5] It features columns from 15 local residents, reader photos, a large letters to the editor section and a community calendar.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Finkler, Michelle (2009-08-02). "User-generated content is all the rave, but it's old hat for N.C. paper". Inland Press Association. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  2. ^ "Tryon Daily Bulletin". Library of Congress. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  3. ^ "Tryon Daily Bulletin, History". Tryon Daily Bulletin. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Editor & Publisher DataBook (Dailies). Florida: Editor & Publisher Magazine. 2019. pp. I-218.
  5. ^ a b Lauterer, Jock (2006). Community Journalism: Relentlessly Local. University of North Carolina Press. p. 364. ISBN 978-0-8078-5629-1.
  6. ^ Glancy, Gary (2010-08-21). "Tryon Daily Bulletin changes owners, keeping a local focus". GoUpstate. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  8. ^ Clay Griffith (August 2007). "Bank of Tryon Building" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.