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 16, 1923
99 Years Ago
19 Orphans Fed By Alleghany
Nineteen little children will be fed, clothed and kept warm and safe this winter as the result of the generosity of the people of Alleghany County in responding to the call of the Near East relief for assistance in its nation-wide campaign to save the orphaned children of Armenian parents. This was revealed today when Ira Dew, Alleghany County Near East relief chairman, with headquarters in Covington, received a letter from Oliver J. Sands, state chairman, announcing total donations made by the county. One thousand, one hundred and twelve dollars and forty-three cents were given in the county during the year.
September 16, 1937
85 Years Ago
McCarthy Elected President Of School Principals In County
Mr. H.L. McCarthy, principal of the Selma School, was elected president of the Alleghany County Principals Conference last night at a meeting of all the school heads in the county. Mr. M.K. Henry, principal of Iron Gate School, was elected vice president, and Miss Janet Reid, of Sharon, secretary-treasurer.
September 16, 1962
60 Years Ago
Smith’s Market Slows Business
Smith’s Super Market, through Hale Collins and William Goode, co-receivers, has announced that beginning today, all business with the firm will be conducted from the rear entrance and Maple Avenue entrance has been closed and there will be no deliveries. Every person holding Town Pride Stamps may present them at the store for credit prior to September 30, and stamps may be accepted on purchases as well as on accounts owed.
September 16, 1987
35 Years Ago
Covington City Schools Start New Year With Fewer Pupils
Declining enrollment of approximately 30 students experienced at the beginning of this school year in the Covington City School System is less than the decline realized at the same time last year, according to Wilbert Lee, director of special education. During the monthly meeting of the school board, Lee reported that the total enrollment of the school division is 1,119, with 245 enrolled at Edgemont Elementary School, 269 at Rivermont Elementary School, 250 at Jeter-Watson Middle School and 355 at Covington High School.
September 16, 2012
10 Years Ago
Forest Expo, Farm Bureau Safety Day Held At DSLCC
Although the weather was cloudy and a little on the cool side, the event was well attended. One of the competitions held at the Appalachian Forest Expo and Farm Bureau Safety Day each year at DSLCC is the competition that features men and women on the crosscut saw. Pictured below are Roy Craft and Tara Craft of Covington trying their skills on the crosscut saw.