Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The Virginian Review and other publications archived since 1914. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical purposes and accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original, unedited form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the publisher.
September 14, 1923
99 Years Ago
Car Amuck In Hawthorne St.
Yesterday afternoon a big car from Clifton Forge, containing a party of friends visiting Mrs. Will Glenn, in Hawthorne Street, left the car in front of the house, with only the brake to hold it on the hill. Several children with the party got in the car and released the brake and the car started down the hill, but fortunately, the children jumped out as the car started and escaped injury. The car, gathering speed, dashed across the street and up the terrace in front of the residence of Charles Ehrhart, where it struck a large tree, which checked its speed. It continued its journey until it came to a cement wall. Fortunately, no great damage was done to the car in its wild run.
September 14, 1937
85 Years Ago
New Town Council, In First Meeting, Adopts Budget & Reappoints All Town Officers
Mr. Harry Robertson was formally reelected as the mayor of Covington last night at the first meeting of the new Covington Town Council. Mr Arch Woodson, the only newly-elected member of the council, replaced former Councilman Emmett Stull, who did not enter the race last spring. Town Manager J.S. Mathers was authorized to close the west side of Riverside Avenue to parking between Bridge and Lexington streets.
September 14, 1962
60 Years Ago
Job Applicants Needed In Area & Elsewhere
Unemployment in the area composed of Alleghany County, Bath County and the Fincastle District of Botetourt County has declined to a low of 160 as of Wednesday and the Covington Employment office is now seeking applicants for unfilled jobs instead of seeking jobs for unemployed workers, Henry C. Cale said in an interview Friday. Cale, manager of the Covington office, said the total labor force in the area is about 12,000.
September 14, 2007
15 Years Ago
Stolen Vehicle Damaged By Fire In County
A stolen vehicle was damaged by fire Sunday on Dolly Ann Drive in Alleghany County. The vehicle fire was reported to the Alleghany County 911 center Sunday at 11:30 p.m. The Covington and Clifton Forge fire departments responded to the scene and found the vehicle, a 2005 silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo, fully involved in flames. The vehicle was parked at the entrance to the “Skyline” on Dolly Ann Drive.
September 14, 2012
10 Years Ago
Ali Receives Liberty Medal
Pictured below, retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, receives the LibertyMedal from his daughter, Laila Ali, with his wife, Lonnie Ali, at his left, during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center Thursday in Philadephia. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide.