Category Archives: Recreation

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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Glass Ball Shooting Match to be Held in Scotland Neck, NC, June 7, 1883

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) We are requested to publish the following: Tillery, N.C., May 21st, 1883. Dear Sir:–A grand Glass Ball Shooting Match will be held in Scotland Neck, N.C., 7th … 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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Scotland Neck, NC, Shooting Match August 24, 1882

August 31, 1882 (The Commonwealth) THE SHOOTING MATCH.–There was a shooting match in this town last Thursday for a fine buggy and horse. The entrance fee was $10 each, and twenty-four chances were taken. The shooting was the best we … Continue reading

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