This group consists of microfilm copies of newspapers that, for the most part, are no longer being published. Since 1959 more than 1,000 titles have been preserved. An ongoing joint project between the Division of Archives and Records and the State Library of North Carolina is attempting to identify and catalog every existing newspaper published in North Carolina. Those meeting specific criteria are being microfilmed. Copies of film made by the North Carolina Newspaper Project will be available for use by researchers in the Microfilm Room. See the Guide to Newspapers on Microfilm in the State Archives or the State Library's website for more information.

While some copies of early newspapers (1752-1890s) are available online through DigitalNC, other later newspapers have been digitized as part of the Chronicling America project. The North Carolina newspapers added to Chronicling America were part of a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, State Archives of North Carolina, and the Library of Congress.