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.
February 22, 1932
91 Years Ago
Our Alleghany Mountain Fishermen Hard To Beat
Three Virginia fishermen have shown Florida experts that all the experts do not live in Florida. W.A. (Billy) Luke Jr., of Covington, Dr. H.C. (Curran) Burrus of Hot Springs and T. Foster Witt of Richmond startled the fishing population of Palm Beach February 10 by landing a 1,000 pound trunk back turtle. Mr. Luke also pulled in a 75-pound sailfish measuring 8 feet 2 inches, Dr. Burris landed a 60-pound sailfish measuring 7 feet 6 inches and Mr. Witt landed a 55-pound sailfish measuring 7 feet 2 inches.
February 22, 1962
61 Years Ago
Clifton Forge Blood Drive Exceeds Goal
Wednesday’s bloodmobile visit to Clifton Forge was one of the most successful in the history of the blood program here as 192 donors took part. Three of the 192 were rejects but the bloodmobile easily exceeded its goal of 140 pints. The record for the community is well in excess of 200 pints. Donors who reached the three-gallon mark Wednesday were Dr. John D. Adams, Rodger W. Rapp and Emmett P. Glass. James A. Cantrell and John G. Sanders became two galloneers.
February 22, 1987
36 Years Ago
Three Honored By Covington BPW
Three women in the Highlands were honored Thursday by the Covington Business and Professional Women’s Club through the annual Young Career Women’s Program. Annette Comer, Donna Fernandez and Tracy Hancock were recognized for their accomplishments on a career level during a meeting held at the Holiday Inn.
February 22, 2012
11 Years Ago
Residents Addressing Water Woes
Some Alleghany County residents are using a unique approach to solve their water-quality problems. Residents of McKinney Hollow Road will lay their own water line with assistance from a state program called the Self-Help Project. The program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, has assisted 46 projects statewide and helped bring water to 1,350 households over the past 12 years.