New Life Journal, a monthly Asheville publication that focuses on green living and natural healing, recently alerted advertisers that it was closing due to the economy.
"It is with great sadness and difficulty that I write … to inform you that due to current economic circumstances I must discontinue the publication and distribution of New Life Journal," Publisher Kim Riggins announced in a September e-mail.
"The downturn of the economy over the past year has taken its toll and I see no way to continue business as usual. Please accept my sincere wish that you are able to succeed and weather the storm."
Mountain Xpress was unable to reach Riggins for comment.