Sign up for www.ncnotices.com and help protect the public's right to know
As of the close of the 2008 short session of the North Carolina General Assembly, four Wake County municipalities have gained permission to run their legal notices on their own government web sites. They must still run their ads in local papers as the law prescribes, but allowing them to run their own notices unchecked on their own web sites is a bad omen for the future of legal ads and public notices in newspapers.
We know that the best and most effective way for government entities to let the public know what they are doing is through newspapers. That is traditionally where citizens have always known they could find out the details.
And now, with most all of our NCPA-member newspapers extending their reach through the Internet, newspapers are an even better way to communicate with the public.
To help secure our position, NCPA has developed www.ncnotices.com. This site will provide a comprehensive place for all legal notices published in North Carolina newspapers. Through this site, we can prove that newspapers remain the best bet for legal advertising.
And here’s the best part: It won’t cost YOU or any government agency one extra dime. But only ads submitted by participating newspapers will be posted. They can’t get on this site any other way.
But in order for this to work, we need your newspaper’s participation. Fortunately it’s easier than you might think.
The first step is making sure you are publishing your printed legal advertisements on your own Web site. Next, follow the instructions below.
Send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org