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.
January 11, 1932
91 Years Ago
Held In Honolulu Lynching
Following the kidnapping and lynching of Joseph Kahahawai, a Hawaiian who was out on bail awaiting a second trial for an alleged attack on Mrs. Thalia Massie, Mrs. Granville Fortescue(inset photo below), a wife of Major Fortescue, of New York and Washington, and mother of Mrs. Massive, is under arrest in Honolulu on a charge of murder. Arrested with Mrs. Fortescue were her son-in-law, Lieut. Thomas H. Massive, U.S.N., husband of the alleged attack victim, and E.J. Lord, an enlisted man. Photo below shows the accused lieutenant and his wife at the time of their marriage.
January 11, 1962
61 Years Ago
Dunlap’s Purple Knights Gain 45-44 Victory Over Mounties
Dunlap’s Purple Knights scored their second victory of the season last night by edging the Clifton Forge JVs 45-44 in a thriller. The Knights held off a determined Clifton rally in the last half to gain the victory. Covington and Alleghany County became an icebox last night as temperatures dropped downward to give the area its coldest night of the year and perhaps the coldest in several years.
January 11, 1987
36 Years Ago
Covington Virginian Winner Of Seven State Press Association Awards
Staff members of the Covington Virginian won seven awards at the annual Virginia Press Association newspaper has ever received at one time. The previous best was six awards in 1983. For the 20 years prior to 1981, when newsroom employees went on strike against the newspaper, the Virginian had won five awards. In the six years since 1981 when the striking newsroom employees were replaced with new employees, the newspaper has won a total of 22 awards.
January 11, 2012
10 Years Ago
Council Considers Categorical Funding
Covington City Council is looking into the possibility of funding the Covington City School System’s budget categorically. Council discussed categorical funding Tuesday night at its regular January meeting and decided to research the issue further and have a joint meeting with the Covington City School Board before making a decision on the matter.