A few resources for McDowell County are available at DigitalNC website. The site is dedicated to the digital history of North Carolina. On the McDowell County page, city directories for the years, as well as a few of the earlier Marion Newspapers.
North Carolina People in the Papers is a great website, generously donated information, that has been collected from NC newspapers spanning from 1799 to the 1960s. Check out this great resource.
Newspapers of McDowell County (all or partial) on microfilm, State Archives
- Express, weekly, 1895
- Lamp Post, weekly, 1881
- Marion Messenger, weekly, 1896-1898
- Marion Progress, weekly, 1905, 1906, 1909 – 1956
- Marion Record, weekly, 1894 – 1895
- McDowell Democrat, weekly, 1905 – 1909
- McDowell News, tri-weekly, 1962 – 1994
- Mountain Mercury, weekly, 1863
- Western Enterprise, weekly, 1862