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Newspapers in the Carolina Room

 

The Carolina Room has an extensive collection of historical and current newspapers.

 
Please Note:

  • None of our newspaper collections is complete. The older ones especially may have just a few issues in one year. Contact us is you have questions about specific dates.
  • There is a growing number of historic newspapers available for reading and searching online at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, and through the Library’s Online Resources page

 

Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Newspapers on Microfilm

Africo-American Presbyterian (1925-1938)

Business Journal (1991-1999) (2000-present in hard copy)

Caduceus, The (1918-1919)

Carolina Israelite, The (1944-1968)

Catawba Journal (1824-1828)

Charlotte Chronicle (1886-1892)

Charlotte Democrat (1881-1897)

Charlotte Free Press (1872-1897)

Charlotte Herald (1923-1925)

Charlotte Labor Journal & Dixie Farm News (1935-1953)

Charlotte Messenger (1882-1883, 1886-1889)

Charlotte News (1888-1985 on microfilm)

Charlotte Observer (1892-present)

Charlotte Post (1971-76) (1978-2006) (2007 - present in hard copy)

Charlotte Weekly East (1977-1982)

Charlotte Weekly South (1977-1982)

Charlotte Weekly Sunday (1977-1983)

Charlotte Weekly West (1976-1984)

Charlotte Weekly Uptown (1978-1982)

Daily Bulletin (1859-1881)

Daily Charlotte Observer (1869-1886)

Evening Chronicle (1907-1914)

Mecklenburg Gazette (1960-1986)

Mecklenburg Jeffersonian (1841-1849)

Mecklenburg Times (1891-1897) (1924-1967) (1967-2000) (2001-present in hard copy)

Miners' and Farmers’ Journal (1830-1835)

North Carolina Whig (1852-1862)

People’s Paper, The (1896-1903)

Southeast News (1970-1988)

Southern Home, The (1870-1879)

Star of Zion, The (1884-1970)

Trench and Camp (1918)

Western Democrat, The (1853-1871) (continued as Charlotte Democrat) 
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Mecklenburg Misc. Newspapers (3 reels) (There are only a few issues for each year indicated.)

Ballot (1886)

Beasley’s Farm & Home Weekly (1937)

Charlotte Messenger (1883)

Church Intelligencer (1886)

Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville Gazette, The (1949-1957)

Evening Press, The (1880)

Hornets' Nest (1849-1851)

Matthews Southeast News (1970-1988)

Mecklenburg Centennial    (1875)

Messenger of Hope (1899)

North Carolina Guardian   (1867)

Our Weekly  (1872-1873)

Penny Post    (1894)

Purefoy's Express    (1877)

Pineville Pioneer (1980-1987)

Southern Mechanic (1876)

Southern Service    (1899)

Timely Topics (1895) (Davidson)

Union Republican    (1868)

Weekly Catawba Journal   (1860-1865)

Weekly Courier (part of Daily Bulletin)  (1859-1880)

Weekly News          (1869-1870) 
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Current Subscriptions to Mecklenburg County Newspapers:


Biblical Recorder
Business Journal
Catholic News Herald
Charlotte Jewish News
Charlotte Observer 
Charlotte Post
Creative Loafing
Mecklenburg Times
Pineville Pilot
 
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Microfilm holdings of newspapers outside Charlotte include titles from the following places:

North Carolina

AshevilleConcordEdenton 

FayettevilleGastoniaGreensboro 

HalifaxHillsboroughHuntersville 

LincolntonMonroeNew Bern

RaleighRutherfordtonSalisbury

StatesvilleWadesboroWaynesville

WilmingtonWinston-Salem


South Carolina


CharlestonYorkville.

 
Asheville
Asheville Messenger (1849-1851)
Asheville News (1851-1905)

Asheville Newspapers Miscellaneous, One Reel:

  • Asheville Advertiser (1890)
  • Asheville Daily Advance (1884-1886)
  • Asheville Spectator (1853-1858)
  • Asheville Semi-Weekly Journal (1879)
  • Buncombe Reformer (1893)
  • The Evening Journal (1889)
  • Mountain Home Journal (1892)
  • Skyland Herald (1886)
  • State Reporter (1896)
  • Town Topics (1887)
  • Western Carolina Advocate (1892-1893)
  • Western Expositor (1873-1876)
  • Western Tribune (1885)

 
Concord, North Carolina
Concord Register (1875 -1885)
Concord Times (1885-1903)
Concord Tribune (1904-1909)
Daily Concord Standard (1893-1900)
Evening Tribune (1904-1905)

Edenton (all on "Eighteenth-Century Newspapers," Reel 1)
Edenton Gazette (1800-1801)
Edenton Intelligencer (1787)
Encyclopedian Instructor (1800)
North Carolina Gazette (1800-1801)
Post Angel (1800)
Star Gazette (1787-1799)


 
Fayetteville
Carolina Observer (1816-1900)
Eagle (1866-1873)
Educator, The (1874-1875)
North Carolina Presbyterian Standard (1874-1898)


 
Gastonia
Gastonia Gazette (1883-1909)


 
Greensboro
New North State (1871-1891)
Weekly Messenger (1851-1871)


 
Halifax
North Carolina Journal (1792-1810)


 
Hillsborough
North Carolina Gazette (1785-1786)

 
Huntersville
Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville Gazette, The (1949-1957)


 

Lincolnton
Carolina Republican (1848-1853)
Constitution July, (1880)
Lincoln Courier (1843-1895)
Lincoln Democrat (1895-1896)
Lincoln Journal (1898-1901)
Lincoln Republican (1840-1842)
Lincoln Transcript (1836)
Plow, Forge, and Grip (1891)
Western Whig & Banner (1840)

Monroe
Monroe Enquirer & Express (1886)
The Monroe Journal (1909)
Monroe Miscellaneous Newspapers, One Reel
Carolina Democrat (April 12, 1920)
Monroe Enquirer and Express  (July 16, 1886)
Monroe Express (May 3, 1879)
Monroe Express Weekly (July 22, 1881)
Monroe Journal (May 18, 1909)
Monroe Register (November 29, 1890)

 
New Bern
Biblical Recorder & Southern Watchman (1834-1843)
North Carolina Gazette (1751-1778) 

 
Raleigh
Biblical Recorder (1868-1957) (1987-1989) (1991-2014)
Broad Street Worker (1894)
News and Observer (1980-2001)
North Carolina Review (1909-1913)
Observer (1876-1880)
Raleigh News (1876)
Raleigh Register (1823-1868)
 

Rutherfordton

Banner (1848-1887)
 Miscellaneous titles for Rutherfordton (There are only a few titles for each year indicated.) 
Carolina Gazette (1836-1837)
Western Star of Liberty (1840)
Rutherfordton Intelligencer (1841-1847)
The Republican (1844-1845)
Western North Carolina Republican (1847)
Rutherfordton Enquirer (1860)
Western Vindicator (1868-1873)
New Regime (1876)
The Pen and Plow (1881)


 
Salisbury
Carolina Watchman (1832-1893)
Daily Herald (1891-1896)
North Carolina Mercury (1799-1801)
Salisbury Truth (1887-1905)
Rowan Whig (1852-1855)
 Salisbury Miscellaneous
The Daily Gazette (1865)
Farmers Journal (1846-1847)
Industrial Record, The (1889)
Prohibitionist, The (1881)
Salisbury News, The (1878)
Salisbury Post (1908)
Salisbury Press, The (1888)


 
Statesville
Intelligencer (1872-1886)
Statesville American (1865-1886)
Statesville Mascot (1900-1901)


 
Wadesboro
Anson Times (1884-1886)
North Carolina Argus (1848-1876)
Pee Dee Herald (1871-1880)


 
Waynesville
Courier (1888-1917)


 
Wilmington
Wilmington Daily Journal (1860-1866)
Wilmington Journal (1844-1876)
 

Winston-Salem
Western Sentinel (1857-1920)

Winston-SalemMiscellaneous, One Reel:

  • American Advocate, The (1870)
  • Broad Street Worker (1894)
  • Elite, The (1900)
  • Enterprise, The (1882-1886) (1915)
  • Farmer’s Reporter & Rural Repository (1832-1836)
  • Independent Supplement, The (1885)
  • Journal, The (1898)
  • Little Typo, The (1888-1889)
  • News, The (1884)
  • Piedmont Advertiser, The (1890)
  • Our Rural Home & Carrier Messenger (1911)
  • Twin City Sentinel (1912-1914)
  • Union Republican, The (1904-1945)

South Carolina


Charleston
Charleston Mercury (1822-1868)
 

Yorkville
Yorkville, Enquirer (1856-1866)
 
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current subscriptions to local papers and keep hard copies when microfilm is not available.
  • Our microfilm collection includes newspapers from Mecklenburg County as well as newspapers from