On this day in 1796 an easy pinned by “Phocion” later revealed to be Alexander Hamilton accused Thomas Jefferson, who was running for president of having an affair with a slave. While the name of the slave was not given it is commonly thought to be Sally Hemings.
BURGAW – It has been seven years since Pender County began investing and developing land it purchased off Hwy 421 in hopes of attracting industry to the county, but so far potential clients have done little more than window shop as the park remains empty and still in need of amenities.
ROSE HILL – The chances that the volleyball teams from Pender and Lakewood High school could meet for a fourth time in the third round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs, which begin on Saturday, presents an interesting scenario – especially when you consider what has transpired the first three times – yes, three times – these two outstanding volleyball teams have met.
PENDER COUNTY – What use to be a nicety has now, in many circumstances, become a necessity and that is broadband internet service a service that is severely lacking in Pender County, in particularly on the west side of the county, but Pender Manager Mickey Duvall is hoping to change that in the near future.
HOLLY RIDGE – For the first two games of last night’s volleyball showdown between Dixon and Southwest Onslow High Schools the tension reigned throughout the gymnasium as a pair of two-point decisions had the match deadlocked at 1-1 heading into what many coaches consider the critical game of any match outside of the fifth game – the third.
On this day in 1867 the US took possession of Alaska after purchasing it for $7.2 million from Russia. A breakdown of the land acquisition reveals that the US got 586,412 square miles of land equating to a purchase price of less than two-cents an acre.