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The Washington Daily News
is a daily newspaper serving Washington, North Carolina
Washington is a city in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,744 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Beaufort County. The closest major city is Greenville, approximately 20 miles to the west....
. It is the smallest daily newspaper to ever win a Pulitzer Prize gold medal.
The paper won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for a series of articles that showed the city's water was contaminated and had been for 8 years. The newspaper is family owned. It had a circulation of 8,736 Monday through Saturday and 8,969 on Sunday as of Sept. 30, 2007, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The newspaper has been owned and published by the Futrell family since 1949.
On June 16, 2010, the Futrell family announced they were selling a majority stake in the newspaper to Boone Newspapers, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama.