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.
November 16, 1923
99 Years Ago
Local Men Join W.Va. Officers In ManHunt
A posse composed of West Virginia state police officers who trailed two of the Scott brothers into Bath County yesterday, after wounding one of them Wednesday, when the criminals dashed from a shanty in the mountains near Neola, W. Va. and several citizens of this city left here this morning for the mountain border country in Bath County, hot on the trail of Angus, Jess and Basil Scott and S.J. Thacker, sought in connection with the shooting and wounding of Sheriff R.E. Dyche and three other officers near Flinn early Tuesday morning.
November 16, 1957
65 Years Ago
Allies Fly Guns To Tunis
France reacted vigorously today to U.S. and British arms shipment to Tunisia, walking out on a NATO meeting and firing off strong protests to London and Washington. The token shipment of submachine guns, rifles and ammunition was intended by France’s two big NATO allies to keep the North African nation from turning to Egypt or the Soviet bloc for arms.
November 16, 1982
40 Years Ago
Space Shuttle Lands
The space shuttle Columbia broke through dense cloud cover at dawn today and returned to Earth for the fifth time in just 19 months. The mission milestone: establishing the American ship as a commercial cargo carrier. The crew arrived home elated with the landing, elated with two successful satellite deployments, but disappointed by a canceled space walk.
November 16, 2002
20 Years Ago
Weapons Inspectors in Baghdad
After a four-year absence, U.N. inspectors returned to Iraq on Monday to resume the search for weapons of mass destruction, a mission that could determine whether the Mid-east is plunged into a new war. This time, the U.N. inspectors will have more sophisticated equipment than their predecessors did and a broader right to search anywhere, anytime.
November 16, 2007
15 Years Ago
Blue Ribbon School
Sharon Elementary School was selected as a 2007 No Child Left Behind National Blue Ribbon School. Sharon was among seven public schools across the state invited by the Virginia State Department of Education to submit an application for the program. A total of 287 schools across the U.S. received this prestigious award. The Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that make significant progress in closing the achievement gap or whose students achieve at very high levels. In the photo below at left, J.R. Simpson, Sharon Elementary principal, and Shawn Truett, right, a teacher at Sharon, receive their award from Raymond Simon, center, deputy secretary of education.