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 24, 1932
91 Years Ago
Hoover Honors Washington
This photo below shows the throng in front of the dais outside the National Capitol at Washington as President Hoover paid his tribute to George Washington, his immortal predecessor, on his 200th birthday. Capitol Plaza was packed to capacity with thousands of Americans from all over the country who came to do homage to the memory of the first President. Inset is a closeup of President Hoover as he delivered the eulogy on the “Father of the United States.”
February 24, 1962
61 Years Ago
Addition Nearly Complete At Covington Post Office
Although not yet formally accepted, the new addition to the Covington Post Office has been virtually completed and the basement of the addition has been occupied by various U.S. government offices, according to R. Frazier Smith Jr., postmaster. The postmaster said the main floor of the addition provides a badly-needed additional working area for the post office employees and that they are very satisfied with it.
February 24, 1987
36 Years Ago
Alleghany Highlands School Board Endorses Consolidation
A resolution endorsing the proposed consolidation of Alleghany County, Covington and Clifton Forge has been approved by the Alleghany Highlands School Board. During its monthly meeting last night, the board voted unanimously to approve a resolution backing the proposed consolidation of the three local governments which would “achieve results greater than those which any jurisdiction could achieve individually.” The resolution cited several reasons for endorsement of the consolidation proposal.
February 24, 2012
11 Years Ago
Community, Students Urged To Accept Rachel’s Challenge
Several members of the Alleghany Highlands community are now ready to accept Rachel’s Challenge. A crowd of well over 100 people gathered at the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Armory for a presentation of the Rachel’s Challenge program. Rachel’s Challenge is named after Rachel Scott, who was the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colorado.