1. Personnel

Bill Horner III, Editor/Publisher
Jason Justice, Advertising Director

Commissions & Terms of Payment
a. Retail rates are non-commissionable. Attention Advertising Agencies: our rates our non-commissionable. We do not offer contracts, repeat discounts, quick pay discounts, cash discounts or pre-pay discounts.
b. Advertising is payable at the time of purchase unless the advertiser or his agency has credit with paper, or until credit is established.  Payment in advance is required for all new advertisers until credit is established by check , cash or money order. We do not have a credit card machine, no credit cards accepted.

c. “Going Out of Business” advertising is accepted only with payment in advance.
d. Payment in advance (by check only) is required for all political ads.
e. Account Terms — Net 15 days.
General Rate Policy
a. Rate Revisions: Publisher reserves the right to revise rates at any time on at least 30 days notice.

Advertising Rates
The Chatham News and The Chatham Record are published on Thursday, and are paid circulation broadsheet newspapers. ROP advertisements run in both papers at one cost.

For more information on advertising rates, please contact Bill Horner III, Editor/Publisher,, 919-663-3250 or Jason Justice, Advertising Director,,  919-663-3232

R.O.P. Depth Requirements
Standard Page: Advertisements over 19 inches will be billed full column depth of 21½ inches. Artwork can not be longer than  21 inches in length
* Minimum display ad is 1 column inch x 2 inches. A 2 column ad must be a minimum of 2 inches in height, 3 column ads must be at least 3 inches in height, etc.

Pre-Printed Insert Rates
The Chatham News and The Chatham Record offer low-cost delivery of pre printed material to most Chatham County homes. ZONING NOT AVAILABLE.
Circulation Total…………..6250
The Chatham News………4100
The Chatham Record…….2150

Please Note We Do Not Bill C.P.M Only Flat Rate
All preprinted inserts are to be delivered to the Greensboro News & Record, 200 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.  Delivery must be made 10 days prior to publication.  Receiving hours are 8:00am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Some holidays will require early delivery of materials.  All delivery and shipment costs are to be pre-paid. Skids should carry identification, to include name of advertiser, date of insertions, total copies per skid, total number of copies shipped.
***  Pre-prints must be received and scheduled at least 10 business days prior to publication date.
Maximum insert size – 10” x 11” (folded) larger must be quarterfolded. Minimum size accepted 5” x 7”.

Special Services
a. Proofs are available on all display ads, either by email, fax, mail or in our office. Proofs will be delivered (locally) if requested for 1/4 page ads or larger. Approval of proofs with any errors will be the responsibility of the client.
c. Tear sheets will be provided if requested for all display ads.
d. Advertising layout service provided to advertisers.
e. Clip art services, including cuts and illustrations, are available for ads at no charge to advertiser.
f. Included in our reasonable rates is personal attention to your advertising needs, including advice and consultation about your advertising program. Feel free to call on us for help.

Electronic Ad Submissions
If an ad is submitted electronically, it must be on a CD or flash drive that is PC compatible.

We work with the following programs:
• InDesign CS6
• Photoshop CS6
• Word 2007
• Acrobat X.

Files accepted in the following forms:
PDF (preferred), JPEG or TIFF.
We do not have Quark , Publisher,
Power Point, Excel or Mac computers.

Copy Regulations
a. All advertising copy is subject to acceptance by the Publisher, who reserves the right to revise, edit or refuse any or all copy.
b. We reserve the right to insert the word “advertisement: in all ads, especially “all copy” ads which may be mistaken for news articles.
c. We want your ad to be accurate and correct, and normally there will be no errors. However, should there be an error and it is our fault, we will give you a correction letter and a discount which is deemed appropriate by the management for the space occupied by the incorrect copy. However, we must be notified in time to correct the advertisement before the second insertion. Credit is allowable for the first insertion only. In the event of error or omission we will, upon request, furnish a letter stating the correction, but will not assume any liability for any difference if goods are sold at the incorrect price nor is the advertiser required to sell the product or service for the incorrect price. The Chatham News Publishing Co., Inc. will not be held liable for any loss due to omission of advertising material.
d. The advertiser agrees to indemnify and save harmless the publisher against any and all loss, damage, cost and expense which the publisher may incur or become liable for by reason of any and all claims or actions for libel, violation of right of privacy, plagiarism, copyright infringement, and any and all other claims in connection with advertising matter published pursuant to the terms and provisions of the contract, including without limitation the expense and cost of defending any and all such claims and actions.
e. Due to production limitations we do not guarantee positions, nor is advertising accepted for publication subject to position. Failure to comply with a position request will not result in a “make good” or refund.
f. POLITICAL AD POLICY All political ads must be placed in the Siler City office located at 303 W. Raleigh St., Siler City, NC 27344. No payment or placement will be accepted in the Pittsboro office, All ads must be paid for at the time of placement or by Thursday week prior to publication at 5:00pm in advance of publication.  Political ads can not be placed on account, payment by check only. No ad is accepted for publication until paid, including emailed ads.  The ad must be paid for by Thursday 5:00pm week prior to publication in the Siler City office.  All ad copy must be submitted by deadline Thursday week prior at 5:00pm.
All ads must abide by the state political advertising laws. In accordance with the State Board of Elections:
All ads must include the statement: “Paid for by ______ ( Name of candidate, candidate campaign committee, political party organization, political action committee, referendum committee, individual or other sponsor.)
An ad that opposes a particular candidate must disclose the candidate it is intended to benefit and whether the ad is authorized or not authorized by the candidate.
These disclosures must be at least 5% of the height of the printed space and be at least 12 point in size no matter how small the ad is.
All political ads must be paid for by check along with written authority for each expenditure from each candidate, treasurer or individual making or authorizing expenditure. No cash, money orders or credit cards. R.O.P. Rate Black & White $7.25 per column inch . Color Rate $9.25 per column inch (minimum 12 inches)

Closing Times (Deadlines)

Friday 12:00pm Noon
Monday 5:00 PM
• Society Ads
Includes birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, church news, etc.
Includes real estate, auctions, help wanted
• motor vehicle ads (Color Ads Advance Friday at Noon)
Tuesday  12:00 PM Noon
• classified line ads

• All other Black & White Advertising

**For proofs, color ads, multiple pages, double trucks, large ads, or extensive layout work, above deadlines advance 24 hours.

Mechanical Measurements
a.     Standard page size is 9.889” wide x21” deep, (6 columns x 21”) or 129 column inches per page. Double Truck 13 columns  x 21” billed at 279 inches.
b.     Width of column is 1.56”.
Columns to page is 6.
1 column – 1.556”
2 column – 3.22”
3 column – 4.889”
4 column – 6.556”
5 column – 8.22”
6 column – 9.889”

Classified Rates
Classified and Legal Ads section on 6 column format, same mechanical measurements as the rest of the newspaper. Non-business classifieds must be paid in advance, unless an account is established. For more information on classified and legal ad rates, contact Doris Beck at or at 919-663-3232.

Additional Services:

Wedding & Engagement Services
Wedding & engagement announcements.
1 col. Bride Photograph     $25.00
2 col. Bride/Groom Photograph     $50.00
Black& White Only – Color Not Available

The Chatham News and The Chatham Record are published weekly, by The Chatham News Publishing Co., Inc. at 303 West Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC 27344.

Total Paid Distribution: 6250
Total Circulation: 6250


16. Online Website Advertising

Leader Banner 700×120 (1 week) 95.00 per week (4 weeks) $75.00 per week
Bottom Banner 700×150 (1 week) 85.00 per week (4 weeks) $65.00 per week
Side Bar Lg 230×400 (1 week) 75.00 per week (4 weeks) $55.00 per week
Side Bar Md 230×188 (1 week) 45.00 per week(4 weeks)  $35.00 per week
Side Bar Sm 230×98 (1 week) 25.00 per week (4 weeks) $15.00 per week

Can link to either your homepage or a printable PDF of your ad.

** Ad on Run of Site (ad appears on every page) Additional $150.00 fee