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 18, 1932
91 Years Ago
“Aggies” For Young America
No doubt the millions of “knuckle-downers” in America have often wondered where all the “Aggies” come from. Well, they don’t grow on bushes, as the photo below will testify. R.W. Walker, of Los Angeles, said to be the only agate marble cutter in America, is shown at work on the supply for next spring. The onyx is mined in Mexico in four-ton blocks that will produce about 11,000 “aggies.’ These blocks are cut into 7/8-inch slabs and put through a rotary grinder that turns out 200 marbles at a time.
January 18, 1962
61 Years Ago
Supervisors Ask For Better Road To The Valley Ridge Area
Alleghany County’s Board of Supervisors formally approved a resolution requesting the State Highway Department and federal officials to provide a better access road to the Valley Ridge Subdivision west from the old Island Ford Bridge at Wednesday’s meeting. The board, which indicated that it favored such a road at earlier meetings. Passed the resolution unanimously at the urging of B.C. Moomaw, executive vice-president of the Covington-Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce.
January 18, 1987
36 Years Ago
DSLCC Educational Foundation Passes $100,000 Point With Funds
For the first time in its five-year history, that Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Education Foundation has surpassed the $100,000 mark in funds, according to a report heard by the Foundation Board at a meeting last week on the campus. According to David C. Minter, president of the Education Foundation, the $100,000 is three-quarters of the goal needed to fund ten Honored Scholars each year, and to fund the other needs of the college not funded by the state.
January 18, 2012
Ten Years Ago
BC Girls Cruise Past Craig County
Defense once again helped Coach Keith Lindsay’s Lady Chargers get an important home district win by a score of 42-23 over Craig County on Tuesday night. In this defensive effort, the Lady Chargers came away with 20 steals as a result of a press defense that took Craig County off of their game from the jump. Jailyn Ford and Jessie O’Conner led the team with seven steals apiece.