SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 21, 1951

Published 11:59 am Saturday, September 25, 2021

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SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. 

Sept. 21, 1951


Local folks were upset because the diesel locomotive which was to have arrived in town on its first run via the Carolina and Northwestern Railway had failed to show up.

The station agent had announced that something had happened on its way from the factory. The brakes had somehow flattened some of the wheels on the big engine and so some shop work was necessary. But he added that they were still expecting it anytime now.


Several schools in the county were closed down for harvest vacations in order that the youngsters could help the folks at home with the cotton picking. These included schools in Aquadale, Stanfield, Locust, Oakboro and Ridgecrest.