I have a blog of articles I transcribe from microfilm of historical newspapers. Currently, I am working on a newspaper from Scotland Neck, Halifax, NC. At first, I was only transcribing articles that were about people in that specific area, but then I realized it was a shame to skip over the articles that were picked up from newspapers in other NC areas. http://findingtheirstories.wordpress.com/
For those that do not find it easy to follow blogs, I also now have a Facebook page and post a summary of names for that week each Saturday. https://www.facebook.com/findingtheirstories
There is one story from Cabarrus County, this week: A tragic accident occurring to Edward Stirewalt at his shingle mill.
Please feel free to follow the blog and/or the Facebook page to see if any names you are researching pop up. Good luck!