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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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Lightning Strikes Telegraph, L.L. Kitchin Knocked Down, 1883, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) On last Monday lightning struck four of the telegraph poles near town, making quite an alarming report. The effect was rather exciting in the town office, but … Continue reading

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Oldest Man, William Hall, dies May 12, 1883, in Scotland Neck, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) William Hall, a colored man, the oldest inhabitant in Halifax county, died in Scotland Neck on Saturday night. He was said to have been 115 years old. … Continue reading

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Many Sick in Scotland Neck, NC, in March 1883

March 22, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) –We are sorry to learn that Capt. T.C. Hyman, of Palmyra, is sick. –Mr. Baker Bell has two very sick children. –R.H. Smith, Esq., has been confined … Continue reading

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Biggs, Josey, and Hoffman Organize Cotton Competition, NC, 1883

February 15, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page, 2d column) –Scotland Neck Still Enterprising.–Three of our most enterprising merchants Messrs. Noah Biggs, N.B. Josey and M. Hoffman, offer the following prizes to the farmers of … Continue reading

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The Wayward Path of Too Much Conversation, Pickles, and Cakes

December 7, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page, 2d column) After a serenade on last Saturday night three of our young townsmen were so well entertained till the hour of three by pleasant conversation, pickles … Continue reading

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Telegraph Comes to Scotland Neck, NC, 1883

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. * * … Continue reading

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