We are a free publication, which means we live and die based upon the advertising support that pays for our local news gathering. We pride ourselves on putting out a quality newspaper every two weeks and maintaining a lively online and social media presence.

We hope you will consider advertising with us to reach a targeted, local audience that is most likely to do business here. Of course, you do not need to own a business to advertise.

We have an estimated 10,000 readers per month. Our papers are distributed in southern Virginia Beach at businesses, restaurants, libraries, community centers, congregations and the city municipal center. We also have a following in Knotts Island, N.C.

Ours are among the lowest advertising rates in the area..

Please review our 2017 rate sheet or call (757) 748-5331 for information.

We reserve the right to reject advertising. Please note that there are some ads we won’t run or carry, including:

  • Personal attacks on individuals or groups of people.
  • “Advertorial” content that contains a byline or bylines or mimics standard editorial design in print or online. We publish original journalism, and we do not want to confuse or mislead readers. This includes so-called “sponsored” content.
  • Violent or disturbing imagery.
  • Sexually explicit or demeaning content.
  • Racially or ethnically offensive language and visuals.
  • Profanity.
  • Questionable medical claims.

Your investment in our work helps you reach engaged citizens.

It also helps us shine a light on goings on in our communities.

Updated on Sept. 14, 2017.


  1. Hi, Kathleen. This is John, the editor. I will email the rate sheet to you promptly. Thank you for asking.

  2. I would love a rate sheet also please. Just got a copy of this! Wonderful job! Looking forward to more!

  3. Please John, send your advertising rates. I am tickled pink to know that “The Princess Anne Independent News” is being published. Although I live in Kempsville, the area you cover is my very favorite part of VA Beach. I used to come down here from Hopewell when it was Princess Anne County–and VA Beach was just a little strip on the strand! Your paper will make a nice remembrance of the place I ended up living for the past 30+ years. BTW, I’m 74, and the Pastor Emeritus, and founder, of the Russian Orthodox Church that served the entire area. I’m a convert “Celt”!! Blessings on your work, Father Seraphim (Stephens)

  4. I would like your rate sheet and information on advertising in your next ad.

  5. Hello,

    I very interested in acquiring your rate card for advertising. If you could please get back to me as soon as possible with specifications, it would be much appreciated. Thank you!


    • Karen,
      We provide our rate sheet to local advertisers upon request. I tried to send it to you, but the email came back undelivered. You may call me, if you like, at 757-748-5331.

  6. Hello,
    I am interested in advertising, could I please get a copy of your rate card?

  7. Hi John, I tried emailing you about getting a rate card. Could you please send me a copy. Thanks!

    • Hi Caroline,

      I sent the rate sheet via email. Please let me know whether you have it now. Thanks for asking.


  8. Good Morning, I was wondering if you could please email me the rate sheet. And also tell me what is included in the $25 Ad. Thanks in advance

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