Echoes of the Previous is a group of historic articles curated from The Virginian Overview and different publications archived since 1914. You might 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 5, 1923
99 Years In the past
“Shiner Is Shot By McManaway
Prohibition Officer McManaway, accompanied by Sheriff Of us, stunned a celebration of moonshiners on the highway between this metropolis and Sizzling Springs yesterday afternoon. The get together was made up of three Stinespring brothers and Hubert Gross. One of many Stinesprings had a rifle, and when McManaway and the sheriff ordered the boys to throw up their fingers, the person with the rifle began to shoot Officer McManaway, who made a fast draw of his revolver and shot the person by the hip earlier than he was in a position to shoot. The officers left the boys and went for a health care provider and likewise despatched for sheriff Dyche and Deputy Sheriff Sam Brown. Upon their return to the scene the injured man had been carried away by his comrades. One of many Stinespring boys was later captured, however the whereabouts of the injured man and the remainder of the gang is unknown.
August 5, 1937
85 Years In the past
Honey Dew, With Fountain Service & Bowling Alley, Opens To Public Tomorrow
The opening of Honey Dew, a brand new amusement place in Covington, on Thursday night from 7 to 11 o’clock, will add one other modernistic contact to our steadily rising metropolis. Honey Dew, which is situated subsequent door to the publish workplace on Foremost Road, contains an up-to-the-minute fountain service within the entrance and a bowling room within the again with six alleys. administration and personnel contains: P.W. Wright, proprietor; P.W. Wright Jr., assistant; Miss Dorothy Wine, hostess with Woodrow Wright, I.C. (Buddy) Wagner Jr. and Miss Frances Craft on the fountain.
August 5, 1962
60 Years In the past
Head-On Route 18 Collision Outdoors Covington Kills 2
Owen Alfred Smith, 45, of Montgomery, Ala., and Mrs. Virginia Louise Bowen, of Route 4, Covington, have been killed in a head-on collision one-half mile south of the Covington metropolis limits on Route 18 at 9:55 final night time. The 2 fatalities final night time, added to the loss of life of a Richmond man in an accident at Cliftondale park Thursday night time, meant that tragedy has struck in Alleghany County 3 times on two consecutive nights.
August 5, 1987
35 Years In the past
Clifton Council Desires To Focus on 220 Bridge With Freeway Division
Calling the deliberate one-year closing of the Route 220 (Woodrow) Bridge a “sizzling subject,” council member Nancy Slusser requested Metropolis Supervisor George Ferrell to rearrange a gathering with Leo Farris, resident engineer for the Virginia Division of Transportation. Repairs to the bridge are scheduled to start shortly after the completion of the interstate 64 and Route 220 interchange east of the town. Completion date for the brand new interchange has been slated for late August or early September.
August 5, 2012
10 Years In the past
The Dunlap Fireplace Division Wins First
The Dunlap Fireplace Division gained first place on the native mini-convention, held June 28 at Dabney S. Lancaster Neighborhood School. Picture under kneeling left to proper Justin Paxton, Perry Vail, Larry McAllister, Keith Morris, Josh Wells. Standing left to proper Ray Eager Jr., Corey Sparks, Chad Wickline, Lucius Fridley, Shane Byer, Brandon Fridley, Preston Wiley, Bobby Griffith. In entrance is Probability the canine.