December 7, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page, 1st column)
The News and Observer says that Scotland Neck is soon to be connected with the world by telegraph. We hope this is true.
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April 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page)
SCOTLAND NECK ! !
(Special to The Commonwealth.)
April 11, 1883
News-Observer congratulates most heartily The Commonwealth and Scotland Neck on having telegraphic communication with business centres of the world. May your new advantages bring increased prosperity.
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-Telegraph ! ! !
– Telegraph ! ! Telegraph ! ! !