GateHouse Media, which owns more than 150 newspapers in the U.S. and is backed by an investment company, plans to buy Gannett Co., the second largest newspaper company in the U.S.
Four journalists lost their jobs in Wednesday's layoffs, including reporter Mark Barrett, who started at the newspaper in 1986.
Also, peeling paint on Coxe Avenue is being cleaned up, and much more.
Three more newsroom jobs are being cut at the newspaper.
The newspaper plans to lease back space and remain, while the entire interior is renovated for new tenants.
The number of employees working out of the Asheville Citizen-Times building at 14 O'Henry Ave. has been cut dramatically over the past decade.
Also, Blue Ridge Public Radio is hiring a full-time regional reporter, and more.
Also, the Asheville Art Museum is planning to open temporary offices on Biltmore Avenue, and much more.
The latest round of newspaper layoffs is more evidence of the unstoppable decline in print advertising.
Just last year, the Asheville Citizen-Times laid off two employees and forced several others out through a "reorganization."
Veteran reporter Barbara Blake and photographer John Coutlakis bid farewell in two very different columns, one nostalgic, one gut-wrenching.
The Citizen-Times has yet to explain who is doing what under the "newsroom of the future" reorganization, but a few roles are clear.
It's another sorrowful day at the Asheville Citizen-Times.
At least four newsroom employees have decided not to reapply for their jobs, including reporter Barbara Blake, who has been at the newspaper for four decades.
Today is the first day on the job for Dave Neill, who arrives after another round of layoffs.
A beloved columnist, a photographer, an editor, a copy editor, and this reporter were among the six newsroom employees let go on Wednesday.