The State Library of North Carolina and the State Archives of North Carolina have a website, North Carolina Family Records Online, with a Marriage and Death Notices collection online. Searches can be made by county or any other filtering search.
“Browse or search indexes of marriage and death announcements compiled from five North Carolina newspapers dating 1799 to 1893. Indexes include names, dates, places.”
“The North Carolina Digital Collections contain over 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other resources on topics related to North Carolina. The Collections are free and full-text searchable, and bring together content from the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina.”