Monthly Archives: April 2016

Walter Williford’s Beavers, NC, 1883

July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 4th page) Personal.— Commonwealth:–Mr. Walter Williford has something of a curiosity in his possession; ‘tis a pair of young beavers.   Advertisements

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Willie Shields of Scotland Neck Best in Shooting Competition, 1883

July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 4th page) –There was some fine shooting done in Halifax yesterday, the 1oth inst. But Scotland Neck, in the person of Willie Shields, did best. There were six entries only. … Continue reading

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Bill Barnes Goes to Halifax, NC, Jail, 1883

July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) –The Constable escorted Bill Barnes to Halifax on last Friday and lodged him in jail for purloining $20.00 from Capt. Kitchin.

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Benjamin Joyner Dies at Home in 1883, NC

  July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) –Benjamin O. Joyner died last week at his home of bilious colic, aged 46 years.  

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Professor Gruber’s Daughter Scalded, NC, 1881

July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2nd page) [in the “Here and There” section] Newberne Journal: Prof. Gruber, of Iredell county, well known to the lovers of good music in this State, was last week … Continue reading

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