Clink this link to view our 2019 Advertising Rate Card.

We are a print-first free publication, which means we live and die based upon the advertising in the print edition 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 generally 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., and we distribute a limited number of papers in the Town Center, Thalia and Oceanfront areas.

Ours are among the lowest advertising rates in the area. Unlike other publications, we do not charge a set up fee for initial ad designs, but we do charge a $10 fee for stock art we purchase for you, which covers our licensing cost. We are only able to use provided imagery or licensed stock art in our publication. 

Please review our 2019 Pungo Publishing Rate Card at this link, or call (757) 502-5393 or email for more information.

The publisher reserves the right to reject advertising for any reason. Please note that there are some specific types of 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 by presenting marketing content as news. This includes so-called “sponsored” content. We simply will not publish this, though we sometimes run columns by representatives of organizations that we believe to have news or informational value to our readers. These are clearly marked as opinion and edited as we edit any other content from a contributor.
  • 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 Dec. 2, 2018.


  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

  9. I need to place an advert in your news paper. Can you send me information concerning that. Or better yet call me today. Thanks!

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