Tryon Daily Bulletin has new owners
Published 1:25 pm Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Tryon Daily Bulletin was sold Friday, Nov. 17. The new owner, Jeffrey A. Byrd, rented a home on Lyncourt Drive in Tryon. Byrd, 34, and his wife, Helen, a second grade teacher, have two children, Katie 5, and David, 3.
Seth and Bos Vining will remain with the Tryon Daily Bulletin for several months during the transition peroid. Byrd was formerly the owner of the Henrico County Line, a 40,000 circulation weekly newspaper in suburban Richmond, Va. which he purchased in in 1986.
In 1988, the Henrico County Line was sold and Byrd became part-owner and executive editor of a chain of four suburban weeklies located in suburban Richmond, Va.
All Byrds interest in the Richmond newspapers was sold last summer. Prior to moving to Richmond , Byrd worked for the Charlotte observer as Editor of its Iredell Neighbors section and lived in Statesville.
Helen Byrd recently won one of 15 teaching excellence grants given out by the Great Richmond Community Foundation. With her $6,000 grant, she plans to complete a second masters degree in reading instruction and attend the International Reading Associations World Congress in Stockholm next summer.
The Tryon Daily Bulletin was founded in 1928 by Seth M. Vining as The Worlds Smallest Daily Newspaper.
Seth M. Vining Jr. became Editor of the Bulletin in 1969 and publisher in December, 1975. Bos Vining worked part-time for the Bulletin starting in the 1970s and came full-time bookkeeper in 1972.