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Remembering Caulton Tudor

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 11/03/17, 6:45AM EDT

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Caulton Tudor, an iconic sportswriter and columnist for many years, primarily with The Raleigh News and Observer, passed away....

Caulton Tudor, an iconic sportswriter and columnist for many years, primarily with The Raleigh News and Observer, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, at his home in Raleigh at the age of 70. A native of Angier and graduate of East Carolina University, Caulton was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame earlier in 2017 with the most recent class.

Don Fish, executive director of the NCSHOF, said, “We are so grateful that Caulton was inducted this year into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.  Even though he was not able to attend the banquet, he was such a gracious inductee and appreciated receiving his state’s highest honor in sports.” He addressed the gathering at the banquet via a video message.

After retiring from newspaper work, he continued writing columns for WRAL’s website. His ability to tell stories was unparalleled, and anyone who worked with him seemed to have many stories of their own about him.  

There have been a number of tributes by media colleagues and others who knew Caulton well and understood his tremendous impact on sports in North Carolina and beyond, and we thought you would enjoy seeing some of them at the links below:

Legendary NC Sports Columnist Caulton Tudor Dies - Jeff Gravley WRAL 

Caulton Tudor Left a Legacy - Joe Giglio, News and Observer

Caulton Tudor, Pleasure to Read, Privilege to Know - Luke Decock, News and Observer

Caulton Tudor, One of Our Own - Editorial Board, News and Observer