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Swannanoa Valley People

Black Mountain News
When the weather is nice, you can often see Leon Payne with his cane and wide brim hat walking on the sidewalk near U.S. 70.  He is motivated to walk because  exercise helps him control his diabetes.  He is a native of Madison County and moved to Black Mountain to work at Beacon Manufacturing. Life is good  in Black Mountain, because everyone is so friendly, he says. He especially enjoys worshiping at Victory Baptist Church.

This feature by local photographers highlights the people of the Valley.