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Historic Newspaper Holdings

The library has a number of historical Iredell County and North Carolina newspapers are available on microfilm and DVD.

For information on these Newspaper Holdings, contact:

  • Joel Reese-Local History Librarian
  • 704-878-3093
  • Iredell County Papers
  • “The American” (weekly) November 14, 1865 – November 16, 1886
  • “Barium Messenger” (Barium Springs, N.C.) November 1923 – Fall 1987
  • “The Evening Mascot” August 17, 1908 – June 30, 1909
  • “Iredell Citizen” April 15, 1998 – present
  • “The Iredell Express” (weekly) Dec. 3, 1858-Apr. 13 1865
  • “The Iredell Express” (weekly) scattered issues December 3, 1858 – April 13, 1865
  • “Iredell Gazette” August 13, 1880, March 5, 1880, and July 9, 1880.
  • “The Intelligencer” (weekly) April 18, 1872 – January 17, 1874
  • “The Mascot” April 22, 1897 – December 26, 1901
  • “Mooresville Enterprise” Jan. 1, 1904 – Dec. 28, 1944
  • “Mooresville Tribune” July 11, 1940 – Dec. 30, 2005
  • “Mooresville Weekly” March 5, 1880 & Aug. 13, 1880
  • “Our Fatherless Ones” June 9, 1897 – April 15, 1920
  • “Statesville Daily” January 1, 1923 – December 31, 1952
  • “Statesville Landmark” (Name Changed to “The Landmark” on 2-13-1875) June 19, 1874 – January 1, 1877 January 9, 1880 – May 4, 1954
  • “Statesville Record” September 3, 1931 – May 5, 1954
  • “Statesville Record & Landmark” (“The Landmark” and the “Statesville Record” merged and was published as the “Statesville Record & Landmark” ) May 6, 1954 – present.
  • “Statesville Sentinel” January 15, 1909 – April 21, 1922
  • “Tobacco Journal” July 13 and August 3, 1886 issues
  • Newspaper Holdings from Outside Iredell County
  • “The Ballot” (Charlotte) Oct. 4, 1886
  • “Catawba Journal” (Charlotte, N.C.) Oct. 4, 1824 – April 29, 1828 July 3, 1835 – Dec. 17, 1851
  • “Carolina Watchman” Salisbury, July 28, 1832-Dec. 26, 1872
  • “Carolina Watchman” Salisbury, Jan. 2, 1873-Sept. 1, 1898
  • “Carolina Watchman” Salisbury, Jan. 4, 1904-June 18, 1937
  • “The Charlotte Messenger” (Charlotte) June 30, 1883
  • “Hornet’s Nest” (Charlotte) July 7, 1849, Aug. 11, 1849, Sept. 1, 1849, Sept. 15, 1849, Oct. 27, 1849, Jan. 5, 1850, Jan. 12, 1850, Feb. 2, 1850 March 23, 1850, June 1, 1850, June 29, 1850 Oct. 19, 1850, Nov. 9, 1850, Nov. 23, 1850, Nov. 30, 1850 Dec. 7, 1850, Dec. 14, 1850, Sept. 7, 1850, Jan. 4, 1851, Feb. 15, 1851, April 26, 1851, July 12, 1851, Aug. 30, 1851.
  • Lenoir, Caldwell County Newspapers on DVD Sept. 25, 1875 – Dec. 31, 1971
  • “New Bern Gazette (weekly) Aug. 25, Nov. 24 – Dec. 29, 1796 Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, July 20, 1799 May 23, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, 1800 April 25, 1801, June 10, 1803 March 9, 1804 “New Bern Gazette” 1798-1804
  • “New York Times” 1968 – Dec. 2004
  • “North Carolina Guardian” (Charlotte) May 30, 1867
  • “The North Carolina Herald” (Salisbury) Oct. 8, 1885 – Dec. 28, 1887
  • “North Carolina Magazine” or “Universal Intelligencer” June 29, July 6 through Sept. 28, Oct. through Dec. 1764 Jan. 4, 11, 18, 1765 – 1768.
  • “North Carolina Mercury and Salisbury Advertiser” Jan. 2, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 13, 27, March 20, April 3, 10, May 1, 8, June 12, 19, 26, July 31, Aug. 21, 28, Sept. 4, 23, Oct. 2, 9, 18, 30, Nov. 27, 1800 Jan 29, April 23, 30, May 7, 28, June 4, 11, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug. 6, 13, 1801
  • “North Carolina Mercury” 1798-1801
  • “Our Weekly” (Charlotte) Jan. 22, Sept. 24, 1872 March 1, 29, June 21, Aug. 30, May 17, 1873 “Salisbury Banner” Nov. 3, 1854 – Oct. 18, 1867
  • “Salisbury Daily Index” Salisbury Nov. 15, 1899 – April 13, 1901
  • “Salisbury Examiner” Sept. 17, 1869 – March 20, 1884
  • “Salisbury Globe” Salisbury, Jan. 6, 1904 – Aug. 30, 1905
  • “Salisbury Herald” Nov. 7, 1855 – Aug. 19, 1857 “Salisbury Herald” Salisbury Jan. 1888 – July 22, 1896
  • “Salisbury Sun” Salisbury May 10, 1897 – Dec. 29, 1899, March 1, 1897 – Nov. 23, 1904, Jan. 2, 1900 – Sept. 6, 1905
  • “Salisbury Truth” Oct. 13, 1887 – Dec. 10, 1891, “Salisbury Truth” June 23, 1892 – Sept. 14, 1893, Nov. 14, 1895 – Dec. 20, 1899
  • “Salisbury Truth” Index, “Salisbury Semi-Truth” Index Jan. 1, 1900 – Dec. 22, 1903
  • “The Southern Mechanic” (Charlotte) March 1876
  • “Purefoy’s Express” (Charlotte) Dec. 1877
  • “Union Banner” Salisbury May 15, 1865 – Aug. 20, 1866
  • “Union Republican” (Charlotte) April 1, 14, Oct. 13, 1866
  • “Weekly Catawba Journal” (Charlotte) Jan. 24 and Jan. 31, 1860 June, 10, 1862, June 30, 1863, March 24 and Aug. 30, 1864 Jan 10, 1865
  • “Weekly Courier” (Charlotte) March 20, 1873, June 3, 1880, Jan 13, 1881
  • “The Weekly News” (Charlotte) Nov. 30, 1869, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 1869 Jan. 4, 1870 – March 29, 1870 Missing Jan 11 and Feb. 22. 1870.
  • “Western Carolinian” Salisbury Jan. 13, 1820 – Nov. 22, 1834, Jan. 3, 1839 – Oct. 16, 1842
  • “Yadkin Valley Herald” Salisbury, Jan 2, 1917 – Dec. 2, 1919