Asheville Citizen-Times

The Asheville Citizen-Times is owned by Gannett Company Inc, a US based media holdings company with the largest total circulation in the country. The Citizen-Times is the largest newspaper in Western North Carolina, and as of 2007 claimed a circulation of over 75,000 Asheville metro adults, or just over 45% of the total metro population. The main office for the Citizen-Times is located in Downtown Asheville, across the street from the Grove Arcade on Ohenry Ave. Currently the newpaper employees over 300 Asheville area residents. As of the spring of 2008 the Publisher and President was Randy Hammer. To explore the Asheville Citizen-Times visit

Learn More About the Citizen-Times

To learn more about the Citizen-Times and its parent company, Gannett Co. Inc. check out the following sites.

Citizen-Times Wikipedia Article
Gannett Company Wikipedia Article
Gannett Company, Inc. Website

History of the Asheville Citizen-Times

The Asheville Citizen-Times was founded in 1870 as a weekly publication, and in 1885 it became a daily newspaper. In the early years of publication, legendary Asheville authors including Thomas Wolfe, O. Henry and F. Scott Fitzgerald where mainstays in the newsroom. In 1986 the Asheville Citizen-Times spent $12 million on a new 44,000 square foot production building off of Sardis Rd. in Enka, NC. This state of the art production facility utilized new offset printing presses and had the capability to electronically receive the newspaper’s pages from the Downtown Asheville office.

In 1997, the Asheville Citizen-Times launched a website, becoming the first newspaper in Western NC to publish content online. The website,, has since become one of the top trafficked sites in Asheville and Western North Carolina, reportedly receiving over ten thousand visitors per day.

Contact the Asheville Citizen-Times

The primary office is located at: 14 Ohenry Ave, Asheville, NC.

Hours: 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday.
Phone: 828-252-5611

Asheville Citizen-Times
P.O. Box 2090
Asheville, NC 28802

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