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Newspapers: Lincoln to Montgomery

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Lincoln County

Lincoln Courier (Lincolnton) (1844-1851) 
        July 30, 1845-June 28, 1851 (Holdings incomplete)

Lincoln Courier (Lincolnton) (1867) 
        (On reel 1 of Lincoln Courier (1844-1851) 
        May 31, 1867-Sept. 14, 1867 (Holdings incomplete)

Lincoln Courier (Lincolnton) (1883-1895) 
        Sept. 16, 1887-Dec. 26, 1890;  Jan. 9, 1891-Sept. 20, 1895 (Holdings incomplete)

Macon County

Franklin Observer (Franklin) 
        (On reel with Old Constitiution
        March 16, 1860-June 22, 1860

Western Reporter (Franklin) 
        (On reel with Old Constitution
        July 22, 1881

Blue Ridge Enterprise (Highlands) 
        Jan.3, 1883-Jan.22, 1885

Highlander (Highlands) 
        Feb.19, 1886; July 16, 1886-July 30, 1886

Franklin Press (Franklin) 
        Sept.20, 1888; July 11, 1889-Dec.25, 1901;  Jan.23, 1920-Dec.10, 1931; Jan.7, 1932-April 28, 1932

Highlands Maconian (Highlands) 
        Sept. 17, 1930-April 27, 1932

Merged with: Franklin Press to form:

Franklin Press and Highlands Maconian (Franklin) 
        May 5, 1932-March 14, 1968 
        (May 5, 1932-Dec.26, 1935 on reel with Franklin Press)

Continued by

Franklin Press (Franklin) 
        Library has current subscription 
        March 21, 1968--present

McDowell County

Marion Record. (Marion) 
       Jan. 3, 1894-Dec. 20, 1894; Jan. 31, 1895-Dec. 26, 1895 
        Holdings incomplete

McDowell Democrat. (Marion) 
        (On reel no. 1 [MARP-1] of Marion Progress
        Dec. 8, 1905; Nov. 22, 1906; Jan. 7, 1909-Nov. 4, 1909

Continued by:

Marion Progress (Marion) 
        Nov. 10, 1908-July 12, 1956 
       Ceased 19?? Holdings incomplete

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg Jeffersonian (Charlotte) 
        Mar. 9, 1841-Apr. 11, 1849 (Negative Copy) (Holdings Incomplete)

North Carolina Whig (Charlotte) 
        Jan. 21, 1852-March 24, 1863 (Negative Copy)

Western Democrat Charlotte) 
        Jan. 28, 1853; Feb. 24, 1854-1870 (Negative Copy) (Holdings Incomplete)

Continued by:

Charlotte Democrat Charlotte (1870-1881) 
        (On reels 6-10 of Western Democrat
        Dec, 1870-Sept., 1881 (Negative Copy) (Holdings Incomplete)

Merged with Southern Home to form:

Charlotte Home and Democrat Charlotte 
        (On reels 10-12 of Western Democrat
        Oct., 1881-Jul. 8, 1887 (Negative Copy) (Holdings Incomplete)

Continued by:

Charlotte Democrat Charlotte (1887-1897) 
        (On reels 12-15 of Western Democrat
        Jul. 15, 1887-Oct. 7, 1897 (Negative Copy) (Holdings Incomplete)

Daily Carolina Observer Charlotte 
        May 22, 1869-July 9, 1869 (Holdings Incomplete) (Filmed out of sequence)

Continued by:

Daily Observer Charlotte 
       (On reel with Daily Carolina Observer
        Jul. 10, 1869-Nov. 29, 1869

Continued by:

Daily Charlotte Observer Charlotte 
        (On reel with Daily Carolina Observer
        Mar. 31, 1872; Jan. 1, 1873-Mar. 26, 1883 (Holdings Incomplete)

Superceded by:

Journal Observer Charlotte 
        (On reel with Daily Charlotte Observer
        Oct. 1, 1883-Oct. 13, 1883

Continued by:

Daily Charlotte Observer Charlotte 
        Oct. 14, 1883-Dec. 8, 1886

Daily Charlotte Observer Charlotte 
        (On reel with Charlotte Daily Observer
        Mar. 13, 1892-July 8, 1897

Charlotte Daily Observer Charlotte 
        July 11, 1897-April 2, 1916

Continued by:

Charlotte Observer Charlotte 
        Library has current subscription 
        Apr. 3, 1916-June 30, 1916; (On reel with Charlotte Daily Observer
        Jul. 1, 1916-Sept., 1937; Nov., 1937-present (On reel as Charlotte Observer)

Mitchell County

Roan Mountain Republican (Bakersville) 
        (On reel with Mountain Voice
        July 8, 1876; July 29, 1876; Sept. 24, 1876; Oct. 7, 1876; Feb. 3, 1877; March 12, 1879 (Ceased 1879?)

Mountain Voice (Bakersville) 
        Nov. 5, 1880 (Ceased 1881?)

Western Democrat (Bakersville) 
        (On reel with Mountain Voice
        June 13, 1888

Montgomery County

Troy Times (Troy) 
       (On reel with Sunny Home
        Feb. 17, 1888; Mar. 9, 1888; Mar. 23, 1888; May 11, 1888; Sept. 7, 1888 (Holdings Mutilated)