New Additions of The Valdese News now on Digital NC


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Civic Groups in the community gathered to create food baskets for the needed in December 1938.

Digital NC is happy to announce the new addition to the newspaper collection, The Valdese News Issues from 1938  – 1950 cover small  community of Valdese, North Carolina, located in Western North Carolina. Locals were able to receive the newspaper on weekly on Thursdays until 1949 when the newspaper made a switch to a Wednesday delivery.

Local stories in The Valdese News included stories about the local schools, major improvements within the community and even community service opportunities. In December 1938, local civic groups gathered to create food baskets for the needy within the community. Organizations such as the Colonial Theatre, the Valdese Lions Clubs, and the Valdese Boy Scouts, donated items to help create the baskets for local community members. Community members were also given a special show at the Colonial Theatre as a thank you for their support.

To see other issues of The Valdese News, visit them here.

To view more from our partner, Burke County Public Library, visit there here.

Don’t forget to check out extensive collections of NC Newspapers here.

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