What is The Beltsville News?
The Beltsville News is unique as it totally saturates the Beltsville area and focuses
on the Beltsville community through 14,000 copies. It is not part of a chain and today
that is unusual. It is even more unusual in that we are all volunteers serving the
Beltsville community with love, but without pay.
Our purpose is to serve and support the Beltsville community. As an unincorporated
area, it is important to maintain an identity. Part of this identity is in knowing what
the people of Beltsville are doing. Another part is keeping in touch with zoning and road
developments. We feature school news, local business and agriculture stories,
organizational news and whatever news is important to the residents of the Beltsville
area. We are local in focus and this parochialism is intended. Broad societal concerns are
readily available elsewhere.
|To get our news we use volunteer writers and photographers. We rely on
volunteers within organizations to tell us about the schools, the youth groups, the
veterans and young at heart groups and the activities at our library and community center.
We also rely on the residents to tell us about the important events in their life.
With volunteers we have produced a paper that received 3rd
place nationally for General Excellence, Monthly Division, from the National