Category Archives: Halifax County Happenings

The Roanoke Monster Near Norfleet’s Ferry

June 28, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) Roanoke Monster.—Two miles below Norfleet’s Ferry appeared this week and last, a large marine animal 12 to 14 feet long, “as large as a mule,” of a … Continue reading

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Grizzard Sprains Ankle Playing Baseball, 1883, NC

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) Mr. James Grizzard, of Halifax, had the misfortune to sprain his ankle while engaged in a match game of baseball at Weldon on last Friday.    

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Train Turn-Table Almost Complete, 1883, Halifax County, NC

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) Soon our train will be able to run forward to and from Halifax. The turn-table is nearly completed.  

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Burwell Property and Toodle Interest to be Auctioned, 1883, NC

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) I shall sell for cash in front of the Court House door in Halifax, on Monday the 2nd day of July, 1883, the following tracts of land … Continue reading

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Willie, Meadowns, Richardsons Lands in Brinkleyville to be Auctioned, 1883, NC

May 31, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) Tax Sale. I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Court House door in the town of Halifax, on Monday, 2nd of July, 1883, … Continue reading

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R.R. Owens Buys D.M. Baird Property, 1883, Scotland Neck, NC

May 31, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) We are informed that Mr. R.R. Owens of Palmyra is to move to town, having purchased the property belonging to Mr. D.M. Baird.  

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Land in Estate of R.S. Spruill to be Auctioned, 1883, NC

May 24, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) Notice. I shall sell for cash to the highest bidder at the Court House door in Halifax on Monday, the 4th day of June, 1883, that tract … Continue reading

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