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Newspapers: Nash to Rutherford Counties

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Nash and Edgecomb Counties

Battleboro Advance (Battleboro) 
        (On reel with Mountain Voice
        Aug. 18, 1871; Jul. 15, 1872; Jan. 3, 1873

Battleboro Progress (Battleboro) 
        (On reel with Mountain Voice
        Jan. 2, 1880

New Hanover County

North Carolina Gazette (Wilmington) 
        (On reel 1 of Wilmington Gazette
        Nov. 20, 1765; Nov. 27. 1765; Feb. 12, 1766; Feb. 26, 1766

Cape Fear Mercury (Wilmington) 
        (On reel 1 of Wilmington Gazette
        Nov. 24, 1769-1770; Jan. 13, 1773-Sept. 1, 1775 
        (Publication suspended Fall, 1774-Spring, 1775) (Holdings incomplete)

Wilmington Centinel and General Advertiser (Wilmington) 
        (On reel 1 of Wilmington Gazette) 
        June 18, 1788 
        Indexed in : Index to North Carolina Newspapers, 1784-1789

Wilmington Chronicle: And North-Carolina Weekly Advertiser (Wilmington) 
        (On reel 1 of Wilmington Gazette
        July 3, 1795-Aug. 4, 1796 (Holdings incomplete)

Hall's Wilmington Gazette (Wilmington) 
        (On reel 1 of Wilmington Gazette
        Feb. 9, 1797-Nov. 29, 1798

Continued by:

Wilmington Gazette Wilmington 
        Mar. 7, 1799-Apr. 27, 1815 (Holdings incomplete)

Continued by:

Wilmington Gazette, Commercial and Political (Wilmington) 
        (On reel with Wilmington Gazette
        Jan. 13, 1816; Apr. 6, 1816

Daily Herald (Wilmington) 
        June 22, 1854-May 1, 1861 (Holdings incomplete) (Negative Copy)

Daily Journal (Wilmington) 
           Sept. 8, 1851-March 3, 1877 
            (Publication suspended Feb. 18, 1865-Sept. 28, 1865; Sept. 28, 1876-Jan. 19, 1877)

Orange County

North Carolina Gazette (Hillsborough) (1785) 
        (On reel with Encyclopedian Instructor, and Farmer's Gazette
        Oct. 6, 1785; Feb. 16, 1786 
       Indexed in:Index to North Carolina Newspapers, 1784-1789

Hillsborough Recorder (Hillsborough) (1820) 
        Mar. 1, 1820-Sept. 13, 1825; Mar. 7, 1827-Mar. 5, 1879 (Holdings incomplete) 
        [Continued by: Durham RecorderDurham (1879-1895)]

Hillsboro Recorder (Hillsborough) (1887-1888) 
        (On reel 8 of Hillsborough Recorder
        Aug. 11, 1887-Aug. 2, 1888

Pitt County

Tar River Beacon (Greenville) 
        (On reel with Old Constitution
        Feb. 24, 1876; Sept. 21, 1876

Greenville Express (Greenville) 
        (On reel with Old Constitution
        July 8, 1880; July 21, 1881

Greenville Index (Greenville) 
        (On reel with Old Constitution
        Apr. 13, 1894

Polk County

Polk County News (Columbus) 
        1902-1911; 1914-1915; 1918-1926 
        (On reel with Old Constitution
        July 8, 1880; July 21, 1881

Southern Voice (Bethel) 
        (On reel with Mountain Voice
        Feb. 28, 1890

Rowan County

North Carolina Mercury, and Salisbury Advertiser (Salisbury) 
           June 27, 1799-Aug. 13, 1801 (Holdings incomplete)

Western Carolinian (Salisbury) 
        June 13, 1820-Sept. 16, 1842 (Holdings incomplete)

Carolina Watchman (Salisbury) (1832-1867) 
        July 28, 1832-April 20, 1861; Sept. 30, 1861-Dec. 26, 1864;  Jan. 8, 1866-Dec. 30, 1867 (Holdings incomplete)

Daily Carolina Watchman (Salisbury) 
        (On reel 8 of Carolina Watchman
        May 23, 1864-Jan. 21, 1865

Old North State (Salisbury) (1866-1868) 
        (On reels 8, 9 of Carolina Watchman
        April 16, 1866-Dec. 11, 1867; Feb. 11, 1868-Dec. 24, 1868

Merged with Carolina Watchman to form:

Watchman and Old North State (Salisbury) 
        (On reel 9 of Carolina Watchman
        Jan. 10, 1868-Dec. 25, 1868

Continued by:

Old North State Salisbury (1869-1871) 
        On reels 9, 10 of Carolina Watchman
        Jan. 8, 1869-Sept. 15, 1871

Continued by:

Carolina Watchman Salisbury (1871-1898) 
        (On reels 10-18 of Carolina Watchman (1832-1867) 
        Sept. 22, 1871-Dec. 27, 1894; Aug. 8, 1895-Sept. 1, 1898 (Holdings incomplete)

Rutherford County

North Carolina Spectator and Western Advertiser (Rutherfordton) 
        March 26, 1830-Feb.28, 1835 (Ceased 1835)

Carolina Gazette (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Western Vindicator
        Aug.11, 1836; Feb.23, 1837; May 18, 1837

Western Star of Liberty (Rutherfordton) 
        May 12, 1840; May 19, 1840; June 9, 1840-Dec.8, 1840

Continued by:

Rutherford Intelligencer (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Western Vindicator
        May 13, 1841-June 3, 1841; Oct 28, 1841: March 17, 1842; Sept.14, 1842; April 26, 1843

Republican (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Western Vindicator
        Jan.22, 1844; May 2, 1845

Continued by:

Western North Carolina Republican (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Western Vindicator
        July 29, 1847

Mountain Banner (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Rutherford Banner
        July 20, 1848; Aug.25, 1848; Oct.4, 1848; Dec.6, 1848; Dec.13, 1848; Jan.3, 1849; Feb.21, 1849; Nov. 7, 1849; 
        April 9, 1850-June 28, 1850; July 30, 1850

Rutherford Enquirer (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Western Vindicator
        March 6, 1860

Western Vindicator (Rutherfordton) 
        March 23, 1868; April 13, 1868; Octl12, 1868; Nov.23, 1868;  Nov.30, 1868; Dec.7, 1868; 
        May 23, 1869-Nov..22, 1869;  June 26, 1871; July 22, 1872; Feb.10, 1873-April 7, 1873 
        (Ceased 1873)

West Carolina Record (Rutherfordton) 
        (Continues Rutherford Star
        Jan.18, 1873-Jan.30, 1875

New Regime (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Western Vinidcator
        Feb.12, 1876; Feb.19, 1876

Pen and Plow (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Western Vindicator
        March 4, 1881

Mountain Banner (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Rutherford Banner
        Aug.12, 1881-April 25, 1884

Continued by:

        Rutherford Banner (Rutherfordton) 
        July 15, 1886; Nov.17, 1887

Democrat (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Western Vinidcator
       Jan.17, 1896; Jan.24, 1896; Feb.28, 1896

Rutherford Tribune (Rutherfordton) 
        (On reel with Western Vindicator
        Sept.5, 1901; March 13, 1902; April 10, 1902-Dec.1, 1904

Spindale Sun (Spindale) 
        June 12, 1941-Dec. 28, 1950