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 25, 1932
91 Years Ago
Plane That Killed Two Brothers
In the photo below is the twisted wreckage of the monoplane in which two brothers, Lieutenant Francis X. Kelly(left inset) and Edward Kelly(right inset), sons of Arthur Kelly, millionaire produce dealer of New York, plunged to death into the East River off Classon Pt., Bronx, while on a practice spin. Francis, 24, an accomplished pilot, being an Army reserve flier, is believed to have been giving his brother a flying lesson when the tragedy occurred. They had just taken off from North Beach Airport, L. I., when the plane crashed into the river.
January 25, 1962
61 Years Ago
Westwood Church Suit Now In Court
Alleghany County Judge Earl L. Abbott dismissed two defense motions this morning requesting that co-plaintiffs A.A. McAllister & Sons Inc. and William E. “Kit” Carson be dismissed from participation in a civil case involving the plaintiffs’ efforts to prevent construction of a Jehovah’s Witness Church in Westwood. Gertrude Hatcher, president and treasurer of A.A. McAllister & Sons Inc., testified that the firm dedicated the Westwood subdivision about one mile west of Covington in 1931.
January 25, 1987
36 Years Ago
Whitehead, Brackman Named Coordinators For Heart Fund
Emory W. Brackman, special event chairman for the Alleghany Heart Unit, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Pat Whitehead and Terry Brackman as the house-to-house coordinators for Covington and Alleghany County for the 1987 Heart Fund Campaign. Whitehead and Brackman will be security captains to canvas the area during February and March.
January 25, 2012
11 Years Ago
Bennett Resigns As CHS Head Basketball Coach
Before departing for Tuesday’s game, the CHS boys basketball team had to feel like they had their shot pinned against the backboard after learning that head coach Rob Bennett had resigned. Bennett turned in his resignation Tuesday and did not make the trip to Bath County, in which the Cougars won, 66-62. “The program and team was not going in the direction I wanted it to go,” said Bennett Wednesday morning.