Community News Center

Delivering Local News to Your Front Door
Father and Son Reading the Newspaper

About The Community News Center

The dramatic decline of local news outlets across the country has created vast “news deserts” – thousands of communities in the U.S. have few, if any, reliable sources of local news content. The Community News Center is working to fill this void by delivering timely and reliable local news content directly to American households.

Local News Deserts – A Growing Challenge

What is a News Desert?

A “news desert” is a community where residents have significantly diminished access to important local news.


News Desert Map

The Community News Center Provides “News You Can Use”

In addition to updates on local events and news developments, CNC provides helpful tips on prescription drug savings and financial and consumer protection resources.
Retiree Couple with Financial Advisor

Financial & Consumer Protection — Consumer issues — Spending, saving & investing

AARP — Retirement savings & planning

State Consumer Protection Offices

Unclaimed Money from the Government

Social Services & Healthcare

USDHHS — Federal social services

NCDHHS — NC social services

NCDHHS — NC medicaid

Medicare.Gov — Sign up for Medicare

ObamaCare — Enroll in ObamaCare

Legal Aid of North Carolina


NC.Gov — Register to vote, find your polling place & learn about voting options

North Carolina State Board of Elections — Stay informed on upcoming elections

NCVoter.Org — Learn about your right to vote

Pharmacist Giving Prescription to Customer

Help With Prescription Drug Savings

Resources Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This site is a search engine for patient assistance resources that drug companies offer.

This site helps you search for coupons for your medications.

Needy Meds is a non-profit organization providing free information and programs that help people with the prescription drug costs.