Echoes of the Previous is a set of historic articles curated from The Virginian Assessment and different publications archived since 1914. It’s possible you’ll be uncovered to content material that you simply discover offensive or objectionable. For historic functions and accuracy, articles are reprinted of their authentic, unedited kind, and don’t mirror the opinions and beliefs of the writer.
August 1, 1923
99 Years In the past
Return Beer To Girl With Child
Eighteen bottles of home-brewed beer had been ordered returned to Mrs. Catherine Promere yesterday by Justice Francis P. Brady, after the lady had advised the courtroom that she was nursing a baby and that the beverage was completely vital for her weight-reduction plan. She declared that if the beer was taken away she would certainly die. The beer was seized in a raid on the Promere house. Justice Brady imposed a high-quality of $50 on Mrs. Promere on the cost of storing liquor. The girl made no declare for whiskey alleged to have been present in her house.
August 1, 1937
85 Years In the past
Cornelius Definitely Had Fortunate Escape
Cornelius Jordan, of Wrightstown, one mile east of Covington on the Midland Path, was concerned in an car accident in town hill on the east finish of Highland Road final night time. Jordan reported to State Officer Trolan, that he was headed towards Covington about 11:30 final night time when the left entrance tire of the automotive he was driving out of the blue went flat. Shedding management of the car, it plunged over the steep financial institution and crashed by means of the facet of the west finish water tank. leaving a gap within the facet of the construction as massive as the auto itself.
August 1, 1962
60 Years In the past
County Truthful Readies For Opening Monday
A spectacular dive right into a blazing tank of fireplace by Capt. Gary Gaines, particular prizes to be given away on “Children Day,” the semi-finals and finals of the “Miss Alleghany” contest, new rides and exhibits, and extra reveals of crops and baked items shall be among the many options of the 1962 County Truthful which opens Monday on the fairground. The honest will run Monday, Aug. 6, by means of Saturday, Aug. 11. Friday night time will characteristic a “enormous” wrestling present together with “a few of the finest wrestlers within the enterprise” in keeping with Fred Ellis, supervisor of the honest.
August 1, 1987
35 Years In the past
Annual Homecoming At Antioch Christian
Church members, mates and residents of the Blue Ridge Group in Alleghany County shall be gathering for the annual homecoming Sunday, Aug. 2 on the Antioch Christian Church. The Posey Hylton household is in command of the day’s actions, which is able to embody particular music and singing. Former residents and church members with ties to the Blue Ridge Group are invited.
August 1, 2012
10 Years In the past
4 agriculture and forestry college students from Alleghany Excessive Faculty competed in statewide profession improvement occasion June 18-21 at Virginia Tech. The group was one in every of 55 groups from across the state who competed, and completed thirteenth. Cook dinner positioned twelfth out of 220 people. The groups took a written check and evaluated swine, beef and sheep. These college students are members of the Future Farmers of America which is a oc-curricular group that promotes management and profession improvement. Greater than 1,400 FFA members from across the state had been at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg for the competitors and conference.