From the Watauga Democrat, August 3, 1922 issue
Condensed News from the Old North
Hickory—News has been received here of the burning of a storehouse, mill and
stock of goods near Zion Lutheran Church, this county, with a total loss
estimated at between $2,000 and $2,500.
Winston-Salem—Quincy Lee, who conducts a barber shop here, received a letter this week signed K.K.K., which very naturally disturbed his equilibrium. The writer notified Lee to dispose not only of his barber fixtures, but his household effects “at reasonable price” and get out of town within 30 days.
Durham—Manager Lee Gooch of Durham ball club, announced the purchase of
Second Baseman Cary of the Norfolk (Va.) League club, and the signing up of
Pitcher Charlie Caroll, former Trinity College star.
Hickory—Although crops generally in this section are unusually good, the
farmers report that frequent showers have caused watermelon vines to grow to
large size with few melons, and the output is expected to be rather small.
Fayetteville—James Williams and Rufus Murphy, Negroes, are being held for
the grand jury here on charges of murder growing out of the killing of Henry E.
Smith, another Negro, at a barbecue in the southern part of the county.
Kinston—International and national health experts will assist the Woodmen of
the World in locating the fraternity’s new sanatorium for tubercular members,
according to Elisha B. Lewis, who has returned here from a session of the
order’s heads in Western Carolina.
Raeford—Hoke County has stepped up another notch in the last 60 days. The
farmers mean business. Enough of them have signed up with the Co-operative
Marketing association 20,000 acres of cotton. Already they have bought a site
and employed a contractor to erect a modern warehouse for the use of the
Burlington—As a result of an affray between Floyd Miles, a Negro who lives
near Ossippee, and his wife, the man is in a local hospital with a bullet in
his body and not expected to recover. It is alleged that Miles attempted to
give his wife an old-time beating and had not proceeded far when his wife got a
gun and stopped him by firing a bullet into his body.
Statesville—Clarence Moore was seriously if not fatally injured when
east-bound passenger train No. 36 struck and demolished the Gulf Refining
company’s truck which he was driving.
Burlington—This city has one of the lowest electric light rates in the
state. At a recent meeting of the board of aldermen and officials of the
Piedmont Power and Light Company, an agreement was reached whereby the rates
were reduced for electric current, the reduction to become effective September
Lumberton—The fruit and vegetable crop in this section is a bumper one.
However, the producers are finding local sales and at satisfactory prices. Many
fine melons are being offered on the market here. The major portion of the
fruit crop is being used locally.
Wilson—Wilson County’s $250,000 bond issue to provide a new courthouse and
jail was defeated in an election recently by a margin of 30 votes. Early
indications were that the bond issue had carried, but the vote from the
outlying townships almost solidly against it turned the tide.