Community newspaper creates a caring atmosphere
The one time a week I get a four hours of uninterrupted time to visit with people is Saturday morning at the Historic Farmers Market.
I’m there primarily to sell our local beef, but often the conversations turn to news and newspaper topics.
Last week, I met two couples who had recently purchased homes in Haywood, information that made me hopeful the housing market may be turning around in Haywood County.
Both of the new families in our county said they had read The Mountaineer and loved it. They commented on the community spirit embodied in our newspaper, something they said was absent from their previous hometown paper. They also noted how friendly they had found folks in our county, and how so many people seemed to care about their community.
I told them that through the years, I had ...