From the High Point Review, June 7, 1917
Charlotte—The expected has happened. With the announcement that the Winston-Salem club will not finish its schedule, the North Carolina League closed its 1917 season. The directors met at once to wind up the affairs of the league.
When Raleigh and Asheville dropped out about two weeks ago, it was then thought that the other four clubs would never finish the season. Lack of attendance on account of war conditions was noticeable throughout the league, and for several days it has been a question of just a few more games. The Twins and Hornets have been losing money every day. So has Durham. Greensboro, with a winning club and the heavy sale of season tickets, had enough cash to continue the season.