16 N Trade St
Tryon, NC 28782 Get Directions
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm; closed Saturday and Sunday
For the past 90 years, The Tryon Daily Bulletin has published a daily newspaper covering the entire Thermal Belt community, a community crossing three county lines and two state lines. Readership studies show the Bulletin with nearly three times the readership of any other local paper. A 1995 survey of area leaders taken by the Polk County Community Foundation and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, Opportunity 2000, found the Bulletin is read more than twice as often as any other newspaper circulated in the area. Readership translates into sales response, and area businesses know it. The Bulletin is published five days a week, Monday through Friday, except postal holidays. Subscribers’ copies are delivered by the U.S. Postal Service or from one of the 45 plus racks and vendors located throughout the region. The daily press run averages 4,500 copies.
The Tryon Daily Bulletin is historic, and unique. It was founded in January, 1928 by Seth M. Vining and was published by his son, Seth Jr. until 1989 when it was bought by the present owner, Jeff Byrd. In 2010, the Bulletin became part of Boone Newspapers Inc. The Bulletin is a part of North Carolina folk lore, having been known as the World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper since the 1930s, due to its small format. The paper started out the size of Reader’s Digest.