The weekly Roanoke Rapids press lists the names of the boys, white and colored, who are off to the training camps from Halifax County, North Carolina. This news is directly beneath the cotton price for the day (31 5/8). In the adjacent column a boy (Henry) writes to his teacher (Mr Stainback) about his training on the Stokes Trench Mortar from Camp Sevier. Roanoke Rapids has a goal of raining $500 this week by the state committee. The Chief of Police writes a letter to the newspaper to remind everyone in town they must keep their chickens on their own property.
Source: "Off to Camp," Roanoke Rapids Herald, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, March 22, 1918. Page 1, Column 4.