The Plymouth Normal School under the superintendency of Prof. J.W. MCDONALD is meeting with unprecedented success. Thus far he has proven himself fully competent to manage a school of such proportions. He not only holds the highest place in the hearts of his own people, but the adjacent counties look upon him as the right man in the right place. Among the many improvements which have been made for the good of the school none will bring richer reward than the sewing department in which the girls receive instructing in the <…> art of dressmaking. Parents desiring to send their children to school where they can be best prepared, would be more than repaid by sending their sons and daughters to Plymouth State Normal where the Head, Hand, and Heart are trained.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 14 Jan 1898.