Reach readers of the The Grey Area News by advertising your business on

Online advertising is priced fairly to provide an affordable vehicle for small businesses and “Mom and Pop” shops to reach local customers. Advertising with The Grey Area News online may help your business reach local — plus national and international — readers.

Online advertising rates are below, with additional information available by contacting sales at 919.637.6973. Ads may be purchased for one month or in monthly intervals up to a year.

Square $55/month for square ad
($140 for 3 months)
Banner $99/month for banner ad
($250 for 3 months)
Puzzle Page $33 for ad on one week’s puzzle page PDF
($99 for 3 weekly puzzles pages)

Call for custom-ad size pricing, or pricing for online ads plus social media broadcast. Year-long ads paid in advance may be discounted.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Online ad sizes may be seen along the right side of the page, or at the bottom of articles, depending on mobile vs. computer and zoom level. Use your existing ad, or have one created. Ad creation is at no charge.



The Grey Area moved “green” away from print and 100% online in February 2016, as we began our sixth year. New articles are posted online throughout the week, replacing the every-other Friday news cycle during our printed years (2011-2016).