UPDATE - In 2022, Randolph News Now was purchased by the North State Journal. Click here to find out more. 

As readership on Randolph News Now continues to grow, we have been working behind the scenes to reach more even readers and offer more convenient ways for our readers to stay informed.

We are excited to announce that Randolph News Now has been accepted on the Google News platform and the Bundle News App.


Google News

In September, Randolph News Now was officially recognized as an approved news source on Google News.

Google News is a widely-used news aggregator service developed by Google, presenting links to articles organized from thousands of publishers and magazines. Accessible as an app on Android, iOS, and the Web, Google News will now feature content from our site. As we continue to establish ourselves as a trusted news source, our articles will increasingly appear in various places on Google, including local news searches.


Bundle News App

Following our acceptance on Google News, we were also approved for the Bundle News app just a month later. Bundle is one of the top-rated news apps, delivering a comprehensive collection of news stories from 15,000 outlets across 20 countries and 23 categories. Users can follow a diverse range of sources, including local, national, and global news outlets, as well as specialized blogs covering tech, science, sports, music, and entertainment, to create a personalized news feed.



We were also recently made aware that article from Randolph News Now are now appearing on Newsbreak. A news aggregator website and app. While we did not apply to be a news source on Newsbreak we’re happy to be where our readers are.


Getting approved as a news source on these apps and websites has been a process involving developing and publishing editorial guidelines, and improving the sites back end to allow news feeds to be publicly accessible to these services.

“While this is certainly exciting news, at its core, Randolph News Now is a local news site and our main goal remains providing fast, factual, accurate reporting on breaking news, crime, and events to the residents of Randolph County,” said Scott Pelkey, Managing Director of Acme Ventures LLC and the lead Journalist for Acme News.

“None of this would have been possible without support from our local readers and we’re excited to see where the journey of operating a local news site takes us.”