The Monroe Journal, “The Union County Newspaper—Everybody Reads It!” Published Tuesdays and Fridays—One Dollar a Year. Friday, August 4, 1916
A heavy storm visited Albemarle yesterday and did considerable damage. The creek which runs through the town was four feet higher than it had ever been known. At Baden lightning struck the house of Mr. Thomas Maness and tore to splinters the bed on which he and his baby were lying without hurting them in the least.