Tuesday, May 17, 2016

News Briefs Across Old North State, 1921

“Condensed News From the Old North State,” from the May 5, 1921, issue of the Rockingham Post-Dispatch.
Short Notes of Interest to Carolinians
Kinston—A sneak thief who rifled the pockets of high school students at Kelly’s mill, a bathing place near here, secured watches valued at $73 and a nominal sum in money.
Lumberton—A.E. White, incumbent, was nominated mayor in the municipal primary here over A.P. Mitchell, only two candidates being in the race.
Wilmington—Mrs. Fannie L. Shephard, age 73 years, prominent and well know woman, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Oscar Hinton, at Wrightsville.
Statesville—The remains of Lieut. Robert Hurst Turner, who was killed while fighting in Belgium on July 24, 1918, was buried here with great honors.
Lexington—The Lexington high school district, composed of Lexington, Erlanger and adjacent rural districts, voted in favor of a modern high school building.
New Bern—Dr. W.D. Gilmore of Mooresville, recently appointed county health officer for Craven, is now in full charge of the work here, having officially reported to a full meeting of the county board of health.
Wilson—Tasker L. Polk, prominent Warrenton attorney, will deliver the memorial address this year before John L. Dunham chapter, U.D.C., which will give a dinner for the vegerans of the war between the states.
Fayetteville—Flying at the rate of 160 miles an hour, Lieut. H.J. Hartman, testing a new DeHaviland plane, made a flight from Pope field to Goldsboro in 30 minutes.
Greensboro—Southern headquarters of the Consolidated Textile corporation will be moved from Greensboro to Lynchburg, Va., the change to take place in the latter part of May, it is announced.
Salisbury—This immediate vicinity was visited by the worst hail storm in years. Fortunately only a small area was covered, as indicated by reports, but fruit and vegetation was completely ruined.
Lenoir—Births exceeded deaths in Caldwell county by 457 last year, according to report of Register of Deeds John M. Crisp. There were 715 births and 249 deaths recorded during the year.
Fayetteville—Four negroes arrested here on a charge of shooting and wounding two policemen of the Lumberton police force earlier in the day were taken to state prison at Raleigh for safe-keeping.
Oxford—Mrs. Corinne Petty Jerman, member of the class of ’95, will deliver the commencement address at Oxford college this year on Monday, May 23rd. Rev. Q.C. Davis of Albemarle will preach the baccalaureate sermon.
Goldsboro—H.E. Longley of Wilmington, prominent in fraternal circles as well as being one of the most progressive business men in the South, was elected president of the North Carolina Master Plumbers’ association.
Henderson—Arrangements have been completed by the American Legion, which will have the matter entirely in hand, for the joint funeral service for Sergeant James A. Steed and Corporal Hammett N. Powell, who were killed in France in 1918.
Colerain—The men and women of the Mars Hill school district in Bertie county, by a vote of 87 to 26, have again demonstrated their faith in the education of their children. This time they voted bonds for building a home for teachers and boarding students.
Elizabeth City—Elizabeth City shopped her first carload of early garden peas Wednesday, April 20. They were shipped in a refrigerator car. The shipper was R.C. Abbott and the peas were consigned to New York City.
Elizabeth City—Gilbert C. White, engineer, has completed his survey of the McQueen power site on Lower Little River and pronounced it ample to supply the quantity of current promised by the company. He is now engaged in surveying the plant owned by the town.

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