The Black Mountain News is a weekly publication dedicated to covering the Swannanoa Valley, N.C., area. Located in the homes of Billy Graham, Brad Daugherty and Brad Johnson, in Black Mountain, N.C., the newspaper has a circulation of nearly 4,000. The newspaper was founded in 1945 by a couple from Illinois and was purchased one year later by Gordon Greenwood, a local man who served for years as a state legislator from Black Mountain. The newspaper has grown from a small 10-page paper with no color to a nearly 30-page two-section newspaper. It also publishes several special sections each year highlighting community events. The newspaper has a staff of nearly 10 people who sell advertising, write stories and deliver the newspapers. A team of freelance writers and other outside contractors helps aid the staff in putting the newspaper together each week.
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