The Camptonville Courier is the newspaper of record for the greater Camptonville area and serves as a voice of the community by providing a monthly publication free to community residents. We provide a venue that welcomes contributions by community members of all ages, with content that educates, informs, inspires, and entertains.

The Courier also serves as the historical record for the Camptonville community, provides a means for public agencies, local businesses, and organizations to convey information to the community, and supports our local economy by promoting area businesses through articles and paid advertising.

We cover news that is local, reliable, and solutionary (that is, it states the problem or issue and suggests solutions) and that falls within Courier Editorial Guidelines.

The Courier has been self-sustaining, thanks to our loyal advertising base, generous donors, paid subscriptions, as well as all the community volunteers who help wherever needed.

Our Beginnings: The inspiration for creating this community newspaper came out of a 1996 Town Hall Meeting where the first “Communications Team” met: Roger Rapp (first editor), Cathy LeBlanc, Bob Carpenter, and Dwayne Dobbins. The goal was to create a “simple, brown-paper-wrapper kind of publication that will be representative of all walks of life here in the greater Camptonville area.”

In April 2017, the Courier celebrated its 20th Anniversary. We are proud that our small community of about 650 people has kept this free, volunteer-produced, monthly newspaper going for over 20 years. Twenty years represents an archive of 240 issues of community caring! Many editors have held the reins since 1997 (Roger Rapp, Rod Bondurant, the Ruff Family, Diane Winslow, Nicole Mizener, Shirley DicKard, and now the team of Shirley DicKard, Janie Kesselman, and Marcy Risque), along with an incredible group of dedicated volunteers.

Though the Courier retains much of its original simple, brown-paper-wrapper flavor from 1997, it has also evolved to reflect the ever-changing concerns of our place, times, and population. We welcome contributions that are relevant to our small mountain area and that follow the guidelines located on the website. We look forward to hearing from you! (camptonvillecourier@gmail.com)