Our Work

With the continued decline of local news outlets across the country, the importance of providing compelling and reliable community-oriented news content is greater than ever. The Community News Center (CNC) is working to address this major civic concern by filling the “news desert” void.

According to the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, between 2004 and 2019, North Carolina experienced a 22% decrease in newspapers and a 38% drop in newspaper circulation.

CNC is delivering community news to locations across the country in need of new, reliable sources of local news and information. CNC’s newspapers and newsletters provide information on topics ranging from local events and destinations to money saving tips and government resources.

Source: The Expanding News Desert — UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media

“More than half of U.S. counties have no, or very limited, access to a reliable local news source. There are 204 counties without any local news outlet and 1,562 counties with only one remaining local news source.”

Source: The State of Local News Project 2023 Report — Northwestern University Medill School

News You Can Use

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Financial & Consumer Protection 

USA.gov — Consumer issues

USA.gov — 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

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Help With Prescription Drug Savings

Resources Partnership for Prescription Assistance
— Search for patient assistance resources that drug companies offer

— Find coupons for your medications

— Access free information & programs that help with the prescription drug costs