15 Years of the Raeford News-Journal now available on DigitalNC


Thanks to our partners at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill and the Raeford News-Journal, 15 more years of the Raeford News-Journal are now available on DigitalNC!  With this addition, more than 1,000 issues of the paper are now online, dating back to 1943.

Local newspapers served an important role in the life of small communities, detailing happenings in town, including milestones in the town’s growth and development.  For example, the issue pictured below from October 1972 describes the plans for a new shopping center in the area. Researchers interested in genealogical research or community development over several decades of the twentieth century will find these local papers useful.  Check out all of our digitized community newspapers browsing the North Carolina Newspapers Collection.


The News-Journal, October 19, 1972, page 11

The News-Journal, October 19, 1972, page 11

You can view all of the digitized editions of the News-Journal from Hoke County at the following link. To learn more UNC-Chapel Hill, which contributed this paper, please visit the contributor page where you can see many other community newspapers that are preserved at the university.


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