Headline »

November 23, 2014 – 10:52 am

Asheboro, NC – On Saturday, the North Carolina House Republican Caucus voted to elect their leaders for the next biennium session of the North Carolina General Assembly. Rep. Tim Moore was elected to be the …

Read the full story »
Local News

The latest up-to-the-minute local news about the people and the communities in and around Lincoln County.

Local Columns

Follow your favorite teams in college and professional sports. We even post news items about local kids soccer, football and other sports here.


Our obituary section is provided free of charge as we wish to assist families in memorializing their loved ones as well as providing accurate funeral arrangements.


Read the latest opinions on local, state and national issues and culture from writers from the area, the nation and the globe.

Home » Profile America

First U.S. Diesel Car

Submitted by on January 3, 2012 – 8:54 am

Profile America — Tuesday, January 3rd. Concern over the price of oil along with air quality has renewed interest in the U.S. about cars powered with diesel engines. The first trip by a diesel-powered car in the U.S. began on this day in 1930, when C.L. Cummins drove a converted Packard sedan from Indianapolis, arriving in New York City three days later. He covered just under 800 miles for a total fuel cost of $1.38. Compared to regular gasoline engines, diesels get far more miles per gallon. Each year in the U.S., motor vehicles use 168 billion gallons of fuel –averaging just over 17½ miles per gallon. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America–People, Places, and Our Economy.

Sources: Kane’s Famous First Facts, 5474 Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1102 http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012edition.html

Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.