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Nov. 13, 2012 11:34 AM
 
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The Black Mountain News is a weekly publication dedicated to covering the Swannanoa Valley area.

Located at the home of Billy Graham, Brad Daugherty and Brad Johnson, the newspaper has a circulation of around 3,500.

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 first edition of the Black Mountain News hit the streets on September 6, 1945, with the headline of "Black Mountain and Swannanoa Now Have Their Own Newspaper."

Today, over 65 years later, the Black Mountain News continues the tradition of delivering accurate and timely information to the Valley both in print and online.
Through the years the newspaper has grown from a small 10-page paper with no color to the four-section newspaper it is today. The Black Mountain News also publishes several special sections each year highlighting community events.

The Black Mountain News welcomes new advertisers in both the retail and classified sections of the newspaper. Our open rate for advertising is $8.50 per column inch. Contract rates for multiple runs are available. Classified ads can be purchased for as low as $6.00 for 20 words and 10 cents for each word after that. For more advertising information or to receive a media kit contact jennifer@blackmountainnews.com.

The news staff of the Black Mountain News is always interested in any story tips which could be turned into a news story. We are interested in issues and events which take place in the Swannanoa Valley. To submit story ideas, contact jennifer@blackmountainnews.com.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you would like any further information about our product please feel free to contact us at jennifer@blackmountainnews.com.

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