See Newspapers and Scrapbooks
This database from Newsbank is useful when searching for old articles from The Union Observer and The Charlotte Observer.
This database will have full text only of articles beginning April 2009 through the present.
Read marriage announcements, new businesses, school news, and death notices. Search the issues by date in PDF format. A matching obituary database has been created for this - look for Obituary Index link.
One of the first 'historical editions' published by our local paper. It features some general local history, photos and profiles of many of the prominent men of the City and County. Each article is in PDF format.
Search & browse some early issues of this local newspaper. These are also available on microfilm at the library.
A collection of various North Carolina student and community newspapers between 1824 and 2011.
This scrapbook was assembled by the mothers of local soldiers who lost their lives while in service primarily during World War II. It has been redesigned for the web. Choose a name from the alphabetical list to read the story and/or view photos.
This scrapbook features ladies' fashions from the 1800s – 1950s in the order it was received.