Notices can publish in The News & Observer or any one of our 10 community newspapers to satisfy the legal requirement.
The fees below are estimated as notices are charged by the line based on average length of notice. Notices should run in the county where the deceased lived. The News & Observer cannot make legal recommendations, so please check with the clerk of courts or your attorney if you have questions regarding the publication.
The News & Observer
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Daily newspaper with broad distribution and will satisfy court requirements for Wake, Durham, Orange and Johnston Counties. Notices publish on Monday or Friday. Estimated cost $205* to $250.**
Notices publish on Wednesday or Sunday.
Wake County Publications - estimated cost $86 to $110*
Cary News, Eastern Wake News, Garner Cleveland Record, Midtown News, North Raleigh News and Southwest Wake News.
Durham County Publication – estimated cost $86 to $110*
Orange County Publication – Estimated Cost $86 to $110*
Chapel Hill News
Johnston County Publications - Estimated Cost $199 to $215*
Smithfield Herald, Clayton News-Star
*Cost is estimated at 16 lines for 4 weeks (64 total lines). Length of names, towns would change the cost.
**The courts in Johnston County require a different format from the other counties; therefore notice could be up to 130 lines of copy.