The State Archives of North Carolina has free, online North Carolina Newspapers in their NC Newspaper Digitization Project.

Papers include:

Edenton (Chowan County)

  • Edenton Gazette, Nov. 19, Dec. 11, 1800; Apr. 9, 1801
  • Edenton Intelligencer, Apr. 9, Jun. 4, 1788
  • Encyclopedian Instructor, May 21, 1800
  • North-Carolina Gazette, Dec. 19, 1787
  • North Carolina Gazette or Edenton Intelligencer, Dec.19, 1787
  • Post Angel, Sept. 10, Nov. 12, 1800

Fayetteville (Cumberland County)

  • Fayetteville Gazette, Apr. 30-Aug. 6, 1793; Aug. 24, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, 1789
  • Fayetteville Gazette, [Aug. 7, 1792-Nov. 19, 1793]*
  • North-Carolina Centinel, Jul. 25, Aug. 8, 15, 29, 1795
  • North-Carolina Chronicle, [Feb 1, 1790-Mar. 7, 1791]*

Hillsboro (Orange County)

  • North Carolina Gazette, Oct. 6, 1785; Feb. 16, 1786

New Bern (Craven County)

  • Martin’s North Carolina Gazette and New Bern Advertiser, July 11, Aug. 1, Aug. 15, Dec. 15, 1787
  • North-Carolina Gazette, Nov. 15, 1751; Mar. 6, 13, 1752; July 7, undated copy, 1753; Apr. 15, 1757; Oct. 18, 1759
  • North Carolina Gazette, [Jun. 24, 1768-Nov. 30, 1778]*
  • Newbern Gazette, [Aug. 25, 1798 – Apr. 25, 1801]*
  • North Carolina Gazette or Impartial Intelligencer and weekly General Advertiser, [Aug.1783-Dec.1784]*
  • North Carolina Magazine, Jun. 29, 1764 – Jan. 18, 1765
  • North Carolina Gazette and New Bern Advertiser, [1785-1787]*

Salisbury (Rowan County)

  • North-Carolina Mercury, Jun. 27, Dec. 5 – Dec. 16, 1799, [Jan. 2, 1800 – Aug. 13, 1801]*
  • The Western Carolinian, [1820-1842]*
  • Carolina Watchman, [1832-1898]*

Wilmington (New Hanover)

  • Cape Fear Mercury, [1769-1775]*
  • Hall’s Wilmington Gazette, [1797-1798]*
  • The North Carolina Gazette and Wilmington Post boy, [1756-1766]*
  • The Wilmington Centinel, [1788-1789]

*dates are missing in these collections

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