North Carolina Newspapers
Over 2,000 newspapers have been published in North Carolina since the North Carolina Gazette first appeared in New Bern in 1751. Many North Carolina newspapers have been microfilmed by the State Archives of North Carolina and are available for use at the Government and Heritage Library.
Free Digitized NC Newspapers Online
- North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
- North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project
- Library of Congress Chronicling America
Finding the Newspaper You Want
- North Carolina Newspaper Locator - Locate newspapers in the Government & Heritage Library by county, town, title, or date range.
- North Carolina Newspapers Index (pdf) - List of newspapers by county, last updated 2002
Finding the Article You Want
Most newspapers are not indexed, but these two resources may help you find what you're looking for, or at least give you a place to start.
- News & Observer Index, 1926-1992 - Find article citations by topic or personal name.
- Genealogical Indexes and Abstracts of Newspapers - A guide to print resources in the Government and Heritage Library that index genealogical information in newspapers.
Other Microfilm Sources
You can view microfilm at the State Archives of North Carolina. Microfilm copies of many of their newspapers are for sale as well. See their site for more details.