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""The Asheville Citizen Times
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Type Daily "newspaper
Format "Broadsheet
Owner(s) "Gannett
President Tom Claybaugh
Editor Katie Wadington
Founded 1870
Headquarters 14 "O. Henry Ave.
"Asheville, "North Carolina 28801  "United States
"Circulation 27,372 Daily
41,505 Sunday[1]
"ISSN 1060-3255
Website www.citizen-times.com

The Asheville Citizen-Times is a major daily "newspaper of "Asheville, North Carolina. It was formed in 1991 as a result of a merger of the morning Asheville Citizen and the afternoon Asheville Times. It is owned by "Gannett.

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Founded in 1870 as a weekly, the Citizen became a daily newspaper in 1885. Writers "Thomas Wolfe, "O. Henry, both buried in Asheville, and "F. Scott Fitzgerald, a common visitor of Asheville, frequently could be found in the newsroom in earlier days. In 1930 the Citizen came under common ownership with the Times, which was first established in 1896 as the Asheville Gazette. The latter paper merged with a short-lived rival, the Asheville Evening News, to form the Asheville Gazette-News and was renamed The Asheville Times by new owner Charles A. Webb.[2]

The Citizen was in a former "YMCA and the press was in the swimming pool. The Times was in the "Jackson Building. The Citizen had to leave shortly after "Christmas 1938 and publisher D. Hiden Ramsey asked Tony Lord to design a new building, which went up in 15 months at 14 "O. Henry Avenue and also housed the Times. Charles Webb became president of both papers and the local radio station located on top of the building.[3]

In 1954, the Citizen-Times was purchased by the "Greenville News-Piedmont Company. In 1968 Greenville News-Piedmont merged with Southern Broadcasting Corporation to form "Multimedia.[2]

In 1986, $12 million was invested in offset "printing presses and a new 44,000-square-foot (4,100 m2) production building in nearby "Enka, with composed pages transmitted electronically from the downtown Asheville building located nine miles (14 km) away. In 1995, Multimedia was acquired by "Gannett.[4] In April 1997, the Citizen-Times became the first daily newspaper in Western North Carolina to launch a "website; the site now receives tens of thousands of hits a day.

In Jan 2009, the press was shut down and shortly after sold off as scrap metal. Now the Citizen-Times is printed in "Greenville, South Carolina, alongside "The Greenville News and shipped to a distribution center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AAM September 2014 Publishers Statement.
  2. ^ a b Multimedia, Inc. History
  3. ^ Neufeld, Rob (October 29, 2017). "Visiting Our Past: Assessing Asheville Architecture". Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Multimedia announce merger agreement Archived December 28, 2013, at the "Wayback Machine.

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