‘If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’Published 7:53pm Thursday, October 4, 2012
I have to admit it was with great excitement, but some nervousness that my husband Gary and I took a leap of faith and decided to call this area home. I believe we have made a great decision. As you already knew, the area is not only wonderful to look at but a true gem – a little slice of heaven right here on earth.
The Tryon Daily Bulletin is a great publication and to answer the question I have heard over and over again, “Are you going to change the paper?” Set your minds at ease, dear readers, the answer is no.
Seth Vining Sr. and Seth Vining Jr. and later Jeff Byrd created and molded a newspaper that is more than just a paper. It’s the “World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper,” it’s the voice of the community and well loved by its readers.
What a pleasure to hear repeatedly, “We love the Tryon Daily Bulletin! It’s how we know what’s happening.“ Beautiful music to this new publisher’s ears.
My dad always told me, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” My dad was a wise man – I’m listening, dad. The Tryon Daily Bulletin will remain the “World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper.”
Our office, located at 16 N. Trade Street, is filled with treasures so generously donated or loaned to the Tryon Daily Bulletin over the years. A hand-hooked rug by the famous Ronnie Mosseller depicting the Curb Reporter greets you as you enter the office.
And thanks to the generosity of Rick Dunn, two framed letters adorn our walls.
One is from the famous actor David Niven, who was unexpectedly called back to war in 1939 and wrote the letter to Seth Vining about a bill David thought he might still owe the local doctor. The other is a letter written by Calvin Coolidge’s wife, Grace, who used to summer here.
Rick wants the letters to be seen and enjoyed by many, so we invite you to stop by and see them when you are in the area. Thank you to Rick Dunn for allowing us to share a piece of Tryon history with you.