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Community Paper Profiles

In addition to The News & Observer, we publish ten community newspapers every Wednesday and Sunday serving local portions of the Triangle (distribution map – .pdf file), each with full-service online versions of the printed paper.

Subscribers of The News & Observer receive their community papers as part of their newspaper. Non-subscribers in single-family homes receive it as a stand-alone, carrier-delivered publication along with advertising inserts.

Combined, our community newspapers reach more than 440,000 households and Wednesday and 475,000 on Sunday.

Note: Headings below link to fliers in .pdf format, which requires appropriate software to view. To download free Adobe Reader software, click here.

The Cary News

The Cary News has been satisfying the thirst for local information about schools, government, entertainment, sports and shopping in the highly desirable Cary and Morrisville markets for more than 40 years.


Distribution: 49,200 every Wednesday and 54,100 every Sunday in Cary and Morrisville.

The Chapel Hill News

Residents turn to The Chapel Hill News to see local faces and read about the local issues concerning government, schools, sports, entertainment and shopping.


Distribution: 39,100 every Wednesday and 41,000 on Sunday in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Pittsboro.

The Clayton News-Star

Celebrating 100 years of service to the Clayton community, The News & Observer acquired the Clayton News-Star in August 2011.


Distribution: 17,200 every Wednesday and 18,700 on Sunday.

The Durham News

The Durham News provides residents with locally produced news and information about government; schools, including Duke University; sports, including the popular Durham Bulls minor league baseball club; entertainment and shopping.


Distribution: 67,000 every Wednesday and 70,800 on Sundayin Durham County.

Eastern Wake News

As Raleigh residents push eastward to Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon, the Eastern Wake News, whose heritage of service to Wake County dates to 1911, provides local coverage of the issues and people affecting growth.


Distribution: 20,900 every Wednesday and 22,400 on Sunday in Knightdale, Wendell, Zebulon and surrounding communities.

Garner-Cleveland Record

The Garner-Cleveland Record, offers in-depth coverage of issues that affect this growing area: town government coverage; news, photos, honor rolls and more from the schools; exclusive reports and photos from recreation leagues and high school teams; coverage of area businesses; and more.


Distribution: 54,700 every Wednesday and 60,800 on Sunday in Garner, Cleveland and the 40/42 area.

The Herald

Residents of the fast growing Johnston County market have turned to The Herald since 1882 to get news about local government, schools, sports and entertainment.


Distribution: 35,000 every Wednesday and 36,800 on Sunday (beginning April 3) in Angier, Benson,

Four Oaks, Kenly, Princeton, Selma and Smithfield.

Midtown Raleigh News

The Midtown Raleigh News provides community news

to the growing central portion of Raleigh known as "Midtown," which includes several downtown neighborhoods and the North Hills area north to Spring Forest and Lynn roads.


Distribution: 62,800 every Wednesday and 67,300 on Sunday.

North Raleigh News

The North Raleigh News offers local news to the affluent neighborhoods from the Spring Forest and Lynn roads area north to the sprawling Wakefield development and southern Franklin County, including the towns of Youngsville, Louisburg, Henderson and Franklinton.


Distribution: 64,8000 every Wednesday and 67,300 on Sunday.

Southwest Wake News

The tremendous growth in southwestern Wake County lent

itself to the creation of this weekly newspaper to cover

all the issues affecting these ever-expanding communities.

Readers will find the latest about town government, businesses, schools, roads, parks and more.


Distribution: 44,400 every Wednesday and 48,500 on Sunday (beginning April 3) in Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, New Hill and Willow Spring.

As the Triangle continues to grow, so does The N&O, to make sure what's news is known.