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North Carolina Community Newspapers
-- Full Text!! --
On the Web

All of these (136!) newspapers have at least current or latest issue coverage, sometimes limited to stories of local interest.  (Newspapers lacking news content online have been excluded.)

Archival access various greatly, from none to several years. Guidelines for back issues are included, but coverage may change without notice.

Many of these sites also serve as gateways to local community information, reference resources, and news from other sources.

News FlashNorth Carolina college newspapers (17)!


  The author appreciates information about additional newspapers.
Andrews Journal
Latest issue only
Anson County Express
Latest issue with a small archive
Anson Record
Latest issue and archive 3/03-
Asheboro Courier-Tribune
Latest issue and selected coverage going back several months

Asheville Citizen-Times

Latest week's daily issues

 

Asheville Mountain Xpress

Latest issue only

Belmont Banner
Weekly, August 2000-

Black Mountain News
Latest issue only

Boone Mountain Times
Latest issue and top stories for the previous four weeks
Boone Watauga Democrat
Coverage from May 1999 on
Brunswick Beacon [Shalotte]
Latest weekly issue only; click on "Headline News"
Bryson City Smoky Mountain Times
Latest issue only

Burlington Times-News
Latest issue only

Camp Lejeune Globe
Latest issue plus coverage back to June 2001

Carolina Beach Island Gazette

Latest several months of the weekly editions

Carteret County News-Times
Latest issue only

Cary News
Latest issue plus a small archive
Cashiers Crossroads Chronicle
Latest issue only (currently unavailable)
Chapel Hill News
Latest issue only
Charlotte Business Journal

Latest issue plus coverage back to 1996

Charlotte Creative Loafing
Latest issue & coverage back through 1996
Charlotte La Noticia
Latest issue only/Spanish language news

Charlotte Observer
Latest issue plus a seven day archive

Charlotte Post

Latest several months of the weekly editions

Chatham News (Chatham Record)
Latest issue only
Clayton News-Star
Latest issue plus a few months of stories from back issues

Clemmons Courier
Latest issue plus a small archive

Cleveland Post
Latest issue only
Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune
Latest issue only

Davie County Enterprise Record
Latest issue and small archive

Denton Orator
Latest issue only
Dunn Daily Record
Latest issue and archives 12/99-
Durham Herald-Sun
Latest issue (backfile1995- free to 7-day subscribers)
Durham Independent
Latest issue

Eden Daily News
Latest issue plus coverage from 1998-

Elizabeth City Daily Advance
Latest issue with one week archive

Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
Latest issue and archives 3/02-

Fayetteville Observer-Times
Latest issue plus coverage back to late 1995

Fayetteville Up & Coming Magazine
Latest issue
Forest City Digital Courier
Latest issues and archives 2002-
Franklin Macon County News
Latest issue and archives 9/03-
Franklin Press
Latest issue
Fuquay-Varina Independent
Latest issue and several months archive
Garner News
Latest issue and archives for 2002-
Gastonia Gaston Gazette
Latest issue only
Goldsboro News-Argus
Latest issue only
Greensboro Carolina Peacemaker
Latest issue only
Greensboro News & Record
Latest issue and archives 1990-

Greensboro Rhinoceros Times
Latest and most of 2000

Greenville Daily Reflector
Latest issue only

Havelock News
Latest issue only
Henderson Daily Dispatch
Latest issue only
Hendersonville Times-News
Latest issue with archives 1999-
Hickory Daily Record
Latest issue
High Point Enterprise
Selective coverage of latest issue and last 3 months, except weekends

Highlands Highlander

Latest issue with archives, 3/2004-

Holly Springs Sun
Small archive at the Fuquay-Varina Independent site
Hillsborough News of Orange County
Latest issue and archives 7/03-
Huntersville Herald
Latest issue
Independent
Latest issue and archives 2000-

Jacksonville Daily News
Latest issue and last thirty days

Jamestown News
Latest issue with two week archive
Jefferson Post
Latest issue and archives 3/00-
Kenly News
Latest issue plus a small archive
Kernersville News
Top stories from latest issue
Kinston Free Press
Current and previous issue
Lake Gaston Gazette
Latest issue with a small archive
Lake Norman Times
Latest issue and archives 7/03-
Laurinburg Exchange
Latest issue top stories & archives 3/98-
Lenoir News-Topic
Latest issue and archives 2002-

Lexington Dispatch

Current and several months of back issues

Lincolnton Lincoln News-Times
Current month

Locust Weekly Post
Latest issue and archives 1999-

Lumberton Robesonian
Latest issue & about ten days of back issues

McDowell News
Latest issue only
Mebane Enterprise
Latest issue

Mitchell News-Journal
Latest issue and a short archive

Monroe Enquirer-Journal
Latest issue and archives 2002?-

Mooresville Tribune
Latest issue only

Morganton News Herald

Top stories from Latest issue

 Mount Airy News
Latest issue only
Mount Olive Tribune
Latest issue and archives 8/99-
Murphy Cherokee Scout
Latest issue only
Nags Head Outer Banks Sentinel
Latest issue and archives 8/99-
New Bern Sun Journal
Latest issue only
Newton Observer News Enterprise
Latest issue only

North Wilkesboro Record
Coverage from November 1999 on

Oak Ridge Northwest Observer
Latest issue and archives 9/2000-

Pamlico News
Latest issue and archive 12/2002- (and growing)

Pittsboro Chatham Journal
Latest issue with selected archive 5/1997-

Raeford News-Journal
Latest issue only
Raleigh News & Observer
Latest issue (backfile July 1990- free to 7-day subscribers)
Reidsville Review
Latest issue and a short archive
Richmond County Daily Journal
Latest issue & archives 4/03-
Roanoke-Chowan News Herald
Latest issue plus two week archive
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
Latest two issues
Robbinsville Graham Star
Latest issue only
Rockingham Richmond County Daily Journal
Latest issue & archives 4/03-
Rocky Mount Telegram
Current issue and brief archive
Roxboro Courier-Times
Latest issue only

Salisbury Post

Latest issue & archives 11/98-

 

Sampson Independent
Latest issue and archives 1999-

Sanford Herald
Latest issue only
Shelby Shopper/The Cleveland Observer
Latest issue only

Shelby Star
Latest issue only

Smithfield Herald
Latest issue only

South Hill Enterprise
Latest issue and a short archive

Southern Pines Pilot
Latest issue only

Southport State Port Pilot
Latest issue only

Sparta Alleghany News

Latest issue and archives 1999-

 

Spruce Pine Mitchell News-Journal
Latest issue and about two weeks of archives

Statesville Record & Landmark
Latest issue only

Swansboro Tideland News
Latest issue only

Sylva Herald
Latest issue and archive 10/99-

Tarboro Daily Southerner
Latest issue and brief archive

Taylorsville Times
Latest issue only

Thomasville Times
Latest issue plus previous week

Topsail Voice
Latest issue only

The Triad's The Business Journal
Latest issue and archives 1998-
Triangle Business Journal
Latest issue plus coverage back to 1996
Troy Montgomery Herald
Latest issue with archive 6/03-
Tryon Daily Bulletin
Latest issue and archives May 2000-

Wadesboro Express
Latest issue with archive 11/01-

Wake Weekly
Latest issue and archives back into 1997
Warrenton Warren Record
Latest issue with archive 7/03-
Washington Daily News
Latest issue and most recent 2 weeks
Waynesville Enterprise-Mountaineer
Latest issue and archives 2000-

Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
Latest issue

Whiteville News Reporter
Latest issue only
Wilmington Journal
Latest issue with archive 2003-

Wilmington Star-News
Latest issue

Winston Salem Chronicle
Latest issue and archives 6/03-

Winston-Salem Journal
Latest issue only
Wrightsville Beach Lumina News
Latest issue only

Yanceyville Caswell Messenger
Latest issue with archive 7/03-

Zebulon Eastern Wake News
Latest issue only
Your Community Newspaper!!   Papers that have been removed
(no longer available or require a paid subscription):
 
The author would appreciate information about additional newspapers, and corrections to existing listings.   Charlotte Leader (8/03); Elkin-Jonesville Tribune (3/04); Havelock Times (4/00); Madison County News-Record (4/01); Pilot Mountain Pilot (8/01); Raeford Weekly-Record (8/02); Newton Observer News Enterprise (11/02); Spectator (10/03); Triad Business News (11/02); Wilson Daily Times (12/03)

This guide, which is always subject to revision, was created by Kenneth W. Berger and is maintained by:
Joline R. Ezzell
Perkins Library
Duke University
Durham, NC USA
Last Update: Friday, 01-Oct-2004 14:25:40 EDT
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