Newspapers in the Appalachian Collection

The Appalachian Collection owns an extensive number of early and current regional newspapers on microfilm and paper. Holdings emphasize North Carolina. Newspapers provide invaluable announcements of birth, weddings, and deaths as well as summaries of local events, which may have affected ancestors' lives. Indexes are NOT available.

Clippings File

A collection of newspaper articles clipped from major papers of the southern Appalachian region, with a concentration on western North Carolina newspapers. View an index of subjects within the clippings file.

 

Microformats

Newspapers on Numbered Microfilm:

#618 Taylorsville, NC: The Alexander County Journal. (Sept. 15, 1887 - Feb. 27, 1890) 2 reels
#619 Bakersville, NC: 
Roan Mountain Republican (1876-1879); 
The Mountain Voice (1880); 
The Western North Carolina Democrat (1888) 1 reel
#620 Banner Elk, NC: The Pinnacles (Feb. 1922) 1 reel
#621 Blowing Rock, NC: The Blowing Rocket (June 24, 1949 - Sept. 1, 1950) 1 reel
#622 Bryson City, NC: The Bryson City Times (Jan. 4, 1895 - Dec. 25, 1896) 1 reel
#623 Burnsville, NC: The Eagle (July 10, 1914) 1 reel
#624 North Wilkesboro, NC: Carter's Weekly (Jan. 10, 1919 - July 24, 1924) 3 reels
#625 Cherokee, NC: The Cherokee One Feather (July 14, 1982 - Dec. 23, 1992) 7 reels
#626 Wilkesboro, NC: The Chronicle (Nov, 19, 1890 - Oct. 18, 1911) 7 reels
#627 Cullowhee, NC: 
Cullowhee Mirror (June 16 - Aug. 29, 1927) 
Campus Bell (1937-41) 
Faculty Newsletter (Aug. 7, 1963 - June 1, 1970) 1 reel
#628 Moravian Falls, NC: 
The Fool-Killer (v.1, 1910 - v.8:1, 1917) 
Boomer, NC: 
Good News (v.8:2, Aug. 1917 - v.9:9, July 1919) The Fool-Killer (v.9:10, Aug. 1919 - v.12:7, Nov. 1922) 
Pearson's Paper (1923-1924) 
Pores Knob, NC: 
The Fool-Killer (1925-1929) 1 reel
#629 The North Wilkesboro [NC] Hustler (May 1899 - June 1957) 14 reels
#630 Jefferson, NC: 
Mountain Messenger (v.2:17, Feb. 6, 1873) 
The Ashe Reporter (v.2:14, Oct. 14, 1892) 
The Western Herald (v.1:9, June 20, 1899) 1 reel
#631 Moravian Falls, NC: 
Laws' Lash (v.1, Jan. 1910 - v.5, Nov. 1914) 
The Lash (1914 - ?) 1 reel
#633 Marshall, NC: The News-Record (1912-1936) 6 reels
#634 North Wilkesboro, NC: Newsworld (Nov. 12, 1942 - Aug. 26, 1943) 1 reel
#635 North Wilkesboro, NC: North Wilkesboro News (v.2:29, May 11, 1893) 1 reel
#636 Bryson City and Charleston, NC: Swain County Herald (Jan. 3, 1889 - Dec. 18, 1890) 1 reel
#637 Valdese, NC: The Valdese News (Dec. 8, 1938 - Dec. 20, 1950) 5 reels
#638 Boone, NC: Watauga Democrat (Aug. 22, 1888 - Dec. 28, 1944) 13 reels
#639 Cullowhee, NC: Western Carolinian (Sept. 16, 1957 - May 28, 1970) 4 reels
#640 North Wilkesboro, NC: The Wilkes Journal (Jan. 3, 1929 - Feb. 26, 1931) 4 reels
#641 North Wilkesboro, NC: 
The Index (July 22, 1880 - July 28, 1881); 
The Mountain Breeze (Jan. 26, 1888); 
The Wilkes Patriot (Sept. 29, 1910 - Nov. 24, 1932) 1 reel
#642 Moravian Falls, NC: The Yellow-Jacket (June 1895-1951) 6 reels
#644 Old Parochial Registers (Births), 1745-1786: County, Roxburgh; Parish, Kelso, Scotland (1 reel)
#645 Old Parochial Registers (Births), 1793-1803: County, Edinburgh; Parish, St. Cuthbert's, Scotland (1 reel)
#646 Blowing Rock, NC: Sundown Times (v.1:1 Aug.8, 1978 - v.3:6, Feb.7, 1980) 1 reel
#647 Blowing Rock, NC: The Mountain Times (v.3:7, Feb. 14, 1980 - v.9:19, Dec. 17, 1986; v.13:23, Jan. 9, 1992 - v.17:22, Dec. 28, 1995) 21 reels
#648-739 Assorted Theses, Dissertations, and Government Documents
#740 Cherokee Indian Reservation, Eastern Band Cherokee Indians, Historical Roll Books (1 reel)
#741 Records Relating to Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee, by Guion Miller, 1908-1910 (12 reels)
#742 Genealogical Column of the Boston Transcript 1921-1941: Genealogical Data, State Vital Records, Family Histories (2 reels)
#743 Alphabetical Cards of Newspaper Clippings: Genealogical Queries and Answers and Genealogical Data from the Genealogical Columns Published in the Boston Transcript and Hartford Times for Various Years and Issues, 1922-1942 (2 reels)
#744 Headquarters Records of Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, 1830-1857 (4 reels)
#745 Draper Manuscript Collection: Virginia Papers (3 reels)
#746 Ratified Indian Treaties, 1722-1869 (reels 1 and 16, + guide {4 p.})
#747 Baptist Associations' Records from the Appalachian Region, 1805-1983. (6 reels)
#748 Muster Rolls and Lists of Confederate Ttroops Paroled in North Carolina (7 reels)

Newspapers on Unnumbered Microfilm:
**Newspapers are listed first by town or city, then chronologically by date of publication.

Anderson, SC:

  • Highland Sentinel (Calhoun and Anderson, SC): 1840-1843 and Anderson Gazette: (12/18/1846 - 12/24/1848) 1 reel 


Andrews, NC:

  • Andrews Journal (7/23/59 - 9/30/93) 6 reels 


Asheville, NC:

  • Misc. papers: 1 reel
  • 
Asheville News (1/9/1851 - 3/28/1883) 3 reels
  • North Carolina Citizen (1870-73; 1875-76; 1/3/1878 - 12/23/1880; 1881) 1 reel
  • Asheville Register (4/10/1884 - 11/04/1905) 2 reels
  • Asheville Citizen (daily) (4/21/1885 - July 1923) 7 reels; (1881-1888, weekly) reel 1A;(1882-1885, semi-weekly) reel 1B; also May 1873 - present (daily)
  • Country Homes (10/15/1885 - 12/1/1889) 1 reel
  • Daily Sun (5/31/1888 - 8/5/1888) 1 reel
  • Asheville Democrat (10/10/1889 - 9/25/1892) 3 reels
  • Fuller's Gleaner (2/26/1894 - 12/1896) 1 reel
  • Daily Asheville Gazette (10/13/1897 - 12/31/1902) 18 reels
  • Asheville Gazette-News (9/2/09 - 12/31/17) 21 reels
  • 
West Asheville News (12/11/42 - 9/27/46) 2 reels
  • Native Stone (6/3/71 - 12/12/74) 2 reels
  • Green Line (1/1992 - 7/1994) 2 reels

Banner Elk, NC: 


  • Banner (2/1/1988 - 2/21/1992) 2 reels

Brevard, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Sylvan Valley News (11/30/00 - 7/7/16) 8+ reels 

  • Brevard News (7/14/16 - 8/31/33) 11 reels (nos. 9-19) 

  • Transylvania Times (9/7/33 - 12/31/92) 79 reels (nos. 20-98)

Canton, NC: 


  • Canton Enterprise (9/17/20 - 12/18/91) 33 reels 

  • Misc. papers: 1 reel

Cashiers, NC: 


  • Cashiers Crossroads Chronicle (5/2/84 - 12/30/92) 7 reels

Columbus, NC: 


  • Polk County News 91/9/02 - 12/23/26) 16 reels

Clyde, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel

Cooleemee, NC: 


  • Erwin Chatter (7/1/65 - 12/21/70) 3 reels 

  • Cooleemee Journal (11/1/44 - 12/1/54) 1 reel

Culler, NC: 


  • NC Voice Weekly and Pinnacle Era (1893 and 1894) 1 reel

Danbury, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Danbury Reporter (3/24/1872 - 12/30/1992) 14 reels

Elizabeth City, NC: 


  • Star and Intelligencer (3/26/1882 - 8/10/1833) 1 reel

Elizabethton, TN: 


  • Misc. newspapers: Elizabethton Republican, The Mountaineer, Tennessee 

  • Equity, Carter County Banner, The Elizabethton News (no dates given) 1 reel 

  • Elizabethton Star: Jan 1929 - present

Elkin, NC: 


  • Elkin Tribune (11/26/42 - 5/10/56) 7 reels

Forest City, NC: 


  • Free Press (2/24/15 - 1/29/16) 1 reel 

  • Forest City Courier (10/9/19 - 8/31/83) 98 reels

Fork, NC: 


  • Hornet (no dates given) 1 reel

Franklin, NC: 


  • Franklin Press and The Highlands Maconian (11/5/42 - 7/20/39) 3 reels

Franklinton, NC: 


  • Franklinton Weekly and Franklinton News (no dates given) 1 reel 

  • Dispatch (7/21/1887 - 7/5/1888) 1 reel 

  • Franklinton Post (11/26/42 - 5/10/56) 3 reels

Greenville, SC: 


  • The Mountaineer (1829 - 1891) 12 reels

Granite Falls, NC: 


  • Granite Falls Press (5/29/52 - 6/2/81) 9 reels

Hayesville, NC: 


  • Clay County News (9/17/26 - 10/8/43) 2 reels 

  • Clay County Progress (11/16/51 - 12/27/84) 3 reels 

  • Mountain Home Companion (6/10/87 - 10/1/93)

Hendersonville, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Western North Carolina Times (1/4/01 - 8/15/24) 12 reels 

  • French Broad Hustler (1/5/05 - 7/31/19) 13 reels, also (1914-1918) 5 reels 

  • Hendersonville Daily Herald (8/14/11 - 8/3/12) 1 reel 

  • Visitor: News of Henderson Co. (10/30/16 - 7/22/19) 1 reel 

  • Hendersonville News (8/7/19 - 1/28/27) 14 reels 

  • Hendersonville Times (9/2/24 - 6/30/25) 4 reels 

  • Times-News (2/1/27 - 12/31/50) 94 reels 

  • Western Carolina Tribune (6/28/35 - 12/31/71) 24 reels 

  • Arden-Biltmore-Fletcher-Skyland Tribune (2/22/66 - 8/26/70) 2 reels

Hickory, NC: 


  • Carolina Eagle (1871 - 1922) 1 reel 

  • The Piedmont Press (9/10/1873 - 8/14/1886); The Western Carolinian (7/2/1880 - 11/11/1887) 1 reel 

  • Press and Carolinian (11/17/1887 - 10/11/1900) 11 reels 

  • The Daily Press (Oct. 5-27, 1876) 1 reel 

  • The Hickory Mercury (10/22/1896); The Hickory Times (12/2/1892 - 12/21/1898) 1 reel 

  • The Times-Mercury (3/22/1899 - 12/25/12) 6 reels 

  • The Hickory Democrat (7/19/06 - 12/23/15) 5 reels 

  • Daily Record (Sep. 1915-28) 46 reels

Highlands, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Blue Ridge Enterprise (1/3/1883 - 1/22/1885) 1 reel 

  • Highlander (8-7-1885 - 7/13/1978) 3 reels 

  • Highlands Maconian (9/17/30 - 4/27/32) 1 reel

Hokeville, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel

Johnson City, TN: 


  • Misc. newspapers: (1883 - 1936) 2 reels 

  • Johnson County News (1918-47) 1 reel 

  • Johnson County Bulletin (Nov 1948 - Apr 1951); Johnson County News-Bulletin (Jun 1951 - Aug 1954) 1 reel 

  • Johnson City Press (Jun 1934 - Dec 1942) 26 reels 

  • Johnson City Press-Chronicle (Apr 1943 - Sep 1985) 563 reels

Jonesville, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Enterprise (6/8/69 - 12/30 92) 11 reels

Kernersville, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Kernersville News (6/15/1883 - 11/22/45) 1 reel

Kings Mountain, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel

Knoxville, TN: 


  • Daily Journal and Journal and Tribune (Sep 1886 - Dec 1901) 48 reels

Lenoir, NC: 


  • The Caldwell Messenger, Daily Evening Lenoir Topic, and 

  • The Rural Chronicle (1884) 1 reel 

  • Lenoir Topic (9/29/1886 - 3/26/1919) 6 reels and (4/4/19 - 6/30/50) 24 reels 

  • Lenoir News-Topic (9/25/1875 - 12/31/1963) 71 reels 

  • Semi-Weekly News (9/11/00 - 6/20/02) 1 reel 

  • Lenoir News (10/25/10 - 10/17/11) 1 reel 

  • Caldwell Co. Weekly Photo News (10/20/38 - 11/23/39) 1 reel 

  • Hypodermic (3/27/41 - 12/21/61) 2 reels 

  • Lenoir News-Topic (5/2/55 - 12/31/79) 3 reels (reel nos. 25-27)

Lincolnton, NC: 


  • Lincolnton Republican (1/23/1840 - 1/27/1853) 2 reels 

  • Lincolnton Courier (7/30/1845 - 9/20/1895) 4 reels 

  • Lincolnton Progress (5/7/1873 - 3/11/1882) 2 reels 

  • Lincolnton Democrat (9/27/1895 - 12/24/1896) 1 reel 

  • Lincoln Co. News (1/4/07 - 6/17/54) 16 reels 

  • Lincoln Times (6/20/35 - 5/10/56) 4 reels

Marion, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Marion Record (1/2/1894 - 12/26/1895) 1 reel 

  • Marion Messenger (11/13/1896 - 12/16/1898) 1 reel 

  • Marion Progress (12/8/05 - 12/30/54) 45 reels

Marshall, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • The Tobacco Grower (Aug. 20, 1886); The Marshall Weekly Republican (Feb. 6, 1896) 1 reel 

  • Madison County Record (1902-1910) 2 reels also (1/3/02 - 10/27/11) 3 reels 

  • French Broad News (5/16/07 - 10/26/11) 1 reel 

  • Madison County Times (1/15/31 - 9/23/31) 1 reel

Mocksville, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Davie Times (2/10/1881 - 10/8/1903) 2 reels 

  • Davie Record (5/10/1899 - 12/27/50) 40 reels 

  • Mocksville Herald (1/4/1912 - 12/26/1912) 1 reel 

  • Mocksville Enterprise (1943 - 1956) 4 reels

Mount Airy, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Pilot News (12/4/1942 - 12/26/1947) 1 reel 

  • Pilot Piper (10/18/1968 - 12/10/1970) 1 reel 

  • Mount Airy News (6/4/1870 - 3/1/1946) 3 reels 

  • Mount Airy Times (12/4/1942 - 2/17/1956) 3 reels

Mountain City, TN: 


  • Tomahawk (1954 to present)

Morganton, NC: 


  • Blue Ridge Blade (5/9/1876 - 5/14/1881) 1 reel 

  • Burke County News (1/13/1899 - 12/28/1900) 2 reels 

  • Carolina Mountaineer (3/31/1883 - 11/15/1884) 1 reel 

  • News Herald (3/13/1885 - 1948) 46 reels 

  • Farmer's Friend (1/12/1898 - 12/22/1898) 1 reel 

  • Burke County Times (8/9/1917 - 8/1/1918) 1 reel

Murphy, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Cherokee Scout (10/21/1890 - 12/30/1986) 36 reels

New Echota, NC: 


  • Cherokee Phoenix and Indian Advocate (Feb 1828 - May 1834) 3 reels

Newland, NC: 


  • Avery Co. News (10/30/52 - 12/25/57) 1 reel 

  • Avery Journal (1/7/82 - 12/28/95) 11 reels

Newton, NC: 


  • Newton Enterprise (2/15/1879 - 12/17/1918) 16 reels 

  • Newton Observer (12/3/42 - 11/17/54) 4 reels

Old Fort, NC: 


  • Old Fort Dispatch (1/5/78 - 12/24/86) 8 reels 

  • Old Fort Bulletin (1/4/89 - 12/30/92) 4 reel

Pilot Mountain (see Mt. Airy)

Raleigh, NC: 


  • Progressive Farmer (2/10/1886 - 12/20/04) 19 reels

Rutherford College, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel

Rutherfordton, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • North Carolina Spectator and Western Advertiser (3/26/1830 - 2/28/1835) 1 reel 

  • Mountain Banner (7/20/1848 - 7/30/1850) and Rutherford Banner (1881-87) 1 reel 

  • Rutherford Star (5/2/1866 - 4/20/1872) 2 reels 

  • Western Vindicator (3/23/1868 - 47/1873 and 7/1/1897 - 3/3/1899) 1 reel 

  • West-Carolina Record (1/18/1873 - 1/30/1875) and Rutherford Star West-Carolina Record (1874-75) 1 reel 

  • Rutherfordton Tribune (1/9/01 - 12/1/04) 2 reels 

  • Sun (1/15/03 - 12/24/25) 8 reels 

  • Rutherford Co. News (1/6/27 - 12/30/54) 28 reels

Salem (see also Winston-Salem), NC: 


  • Weekly Gleaner (11/25/1828 - 12/29/1829) 1 reel 

  • Wachovia Moravian (1/1/05 - 12/1/14) 2 reels

Salisbury, NC: 


  • Yadkin and Catawba Journal (5/20/1828 - 2/17/1834) 1 reel

Shelby, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • New Era (1/26/1887 - 7/5/1889) 1 reel 

  • Cleveland Press (9/20/28 - 2/8/27) 1 reel 

  • Cleveland Times (1/3/56 - 2/17/56) 1 reel 

  • Cleveland Historian (4/14/76 - 9/1/76) 1 reel

Skyland, NC: 


  • Skyland Post (Jan 1935 - Oct 1988) 68 reels

Sparta, NC: 


  • Alleghany Times (1/26/33 - 12/26/35) 2 reels 

  • Alleghany News (2/14/41 - 10/9/97) 24 reels

Spindale, NC: 


  • Spindale Sun (6/12/41 - 12/28/50) 9 reels

Spruce Pine, NC: 


  • Mitchell Journal (11/2/78 - 12/27/95) 6 reels

Taylorsville, NC: 


  • Taylorsville Index (5/8/1890 - 5/7/1891) 1 reel 

  • Mountain Scout (1/8/13 - 1/3/17) 3 reels 

  • Taylorsille Times (7/7/27 - 12/25/96) 54 reels

Transylvania Co., NC: 


  • Transylvania Times (4/3/41 - 3/3/60) 28 reels

Tryon, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel

Walnut Cove, NC: 


  • Stokes Record (10/6/38 - 11/28/90) 2 reels

Waynesville, NC: 


  • Waynesville Courier (3/7/1888 - 2/22/17) 2 reels 

  • Haywood EnterpriseWestern Carolina Enterprise (10/2/08 - 9/7/10) 

  • Carolina Mountaineer and Waynesville Courier (11/11/17 - 3/5/25) 3 reels 

  • Carolina Mountaineer (3/12/25 - 10/29/25) 1 reel 

  • Waynesville Mountaineer (11/12/25 - 2/28/94) 152 reels

Webster, NC: 


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel

West Jefferson, NC: 


  • Skyland Post (1/3/35 - 10/12/88) 68 reels 

  • Jefferson Times (8/7/78 - 9/29/88) 35 reels

Winston-Salem, NC:


  • Misc. papers: 1 reel 

  • Western Sentinel (1/23/1857 - 5/25/20) Daily Leader and Winston Leader (12/1/1880 - 11/12/1881) 2 reels 

  • Leader (1/9/1883 - 6/9/1885) Daily Pilot (8/27/1883 - 1/12/1884) 1 reel 

  • Business Guide (1/12/06 - 4/26/07) 1 reel 

  • Twin City Sentinel (1/2/28 - 2/29/28) 1 reel 

  • Twin City Gold Leaf (9/17/31 - 7/28/32) 1 reel 

  • Thursday (3/14/40 - 12/25/41) 1 reel 

  • Winston-Salem--Forsyth Suburbanite (10/5/67 - 3/26/70) 2 reels 

  • Winston-Salem Suburbanite (4/2/70 - 6/26/85) 9 reels 

  • Forsyth Weekly News (12/3/69 - 11/11/70) 1 reel

Yadkin Co., NC: 


  • Yadkin Ripple (1/4/1893 - 12/24/1992) 51 reels