October 5-11, 1928 

The Leaksville town commissioners granted a franchise to Atlantic Gas Company of Philadelphia to furnish gas for domestic and commercial purposes in Leaksville. The company will begin laying mains at an early date and likely will have all the work completed in six months. The same company already has a franchise in Reidsville. 

P.L. Wright, manager of Madison Theater, offered cash prizes of $10 and $5 to the farmers presenting the best bundle of tobacco at the theater on the opening of the tobacco market in Madison. G.T.W. Carter of the Intelligence community won the first prize and Bob Purgason of near Stokesdale took the second prize. ... The opossum hunting season is open and, according to reports, hunters have been bagging quite a few, with one hunter reporting six in two nights. 

The Leaksville Moravian Church moved into its new building with the dedication sermon delivered by Bishop Rondthaler, the oldest member of the denomination in the country. He also presided at the cornerstone laying earlier. ... A charter of incorporation has been granted to Madison Shale Brick to make brick, tile, pipe and pottery. The principals, Emery L. Hedgecock of Martinsville and J.W. Stanley Jr. and J.A. Hedgecock of Madison, begin with $50,000 of capital subscribed.

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