Allow me to introduce a new blog that will discover tidbits of history form the pages of the Roanoke News.
Established in May 1867 until February 1989. When it ceased operations in its 123 year of publication due to the death of the published, it was the oldest weekly newspaper in North Carolina.
This blogger will be reading the pages of the Roanoke News, which are found online at http://newspapers.digitalnc.org/lccn/sn84026524/issues/ and will be bring you tidbits from those pages. While there is Weldon news that can be gleaned for these pages, most of the newspaper provided news from other areas to the citizens of Weldon.