If your family is from the Vanceboro area, you will certainly remember the paper that was produced by the Cannon family, West Craven Highlights.
I’m not sure when this was done, but the whole project has now been digitized. You can browse all of the issues or search for specific names or topics.
To browse the whole collection, go here: https://www.digitalnc.org/newspapers/west-craven-highlights-vanceboro-n-c/
To search for exact names, go here and use the “… with the phrase” field, and then scroll down and be sure to limit your search to only West Craven Highlights. https://www.digitalnc.org/newspapers-advanced-search/