About Us

Our mission

To build community and strengthen democracy by serving an active, thoughtful readership at the local level, where the impact of citizen action is greatest.

  • WE ARE… an independent newspaper located in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • We report independently, fairly and in-depth on local news and issues affecting Asheville and the surrounding region.
  • We chronicle the area’s vibrant arts-and-culture scene.
  • We treat our readers as participants in an ongoing civic dialogue.
  • We honor diversity.
  • We encourage excellent and innovative work in an equitable, respectful and collegial environment.
  • We offer exceptional and affordable media opportunities for local businesses, professionals and nonprofit groups to promote their goods and services.