The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has digitized back issues of the Catawba Journal newspaper. The Catawba Journal was published weekly and covers Charlotte and surrounding areas. More than 350 issues are now available online and can be searched and/or browsed.
You may find interesting items such as this notice of land sale from the heirs of Nicholas GIBONY that appeared in the October 4, 1824 issue of the paper.
You can access the back issues at the DigitalNC.org website.