For physical access to this collection, contact the North Carolina Room at the downtown branch of the New Hanover County Public Library.
In 2008, the StarNews gave the majority of their image archives to the New Hanover County Public Library. The archives consist of 2,600 linear feet of photographs or approximately 150,000 photos. The newspaper divided the images into two collections: "Subjects" and "People Pixs." Most of the photographs were taken from 1975 to 1996; however, there are some earlier images. The photographs are filed alphabetically and there is no overall index. The digital collection is an ongoing project with new images added each year.