Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The West Virginia News, The Greenbrier Independent, White Sulphur Star, and other publications archived since 1852. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the publisher.
1922 – 100 Years Ago
Carnival at Ronceverte
Smith’s Greater shows will exhibit in Ronceverte all next week. This large and well-known carnival company has a reputation for clean shows, and is brought here under the auspices of the Ronceverte Fire Department.
Concord College opens
Concord State College opens September 19th. Board is $4.50 per week, and room $1.00.
1947 – 75 Years Ago
Lewis Theatre introduces ‘Voices of the Theatre’
The Lewis Theatre of Lewisburg has recently completed the installation of “The Voices of the Theatre.” This new sound brings to you the natural screen presence of the living, breathing characters and sound effect that are natural, music that is authentic in reproduction. From the whisper of wind in the tree tops to the thunderous, grinding roar of an earthquake is presented in realism of life itself.
Top honors came to Greenbrier at the Baby Beef show at Jackson’s Mill last week when Miss Shirley Harris, daughter of Major R. M. Harris and granddaughter of Col. H. B. Moore of Greenbrier Stock Farms won the grand champion title with her Angus steer.
1972 -50 Years Ago
Hollowell voices support for tourism
Otto Hollowell, President of the Greenbrier Economic Development Corporation, was a guest speaker at the White Sulphur Springs Rotary Club. Hollowell said the area has an ample supply of labor, low taxes, good schools, and good transportation to attract industry, one of which is tourism.
The Pearl Buck Home could attract 40,000 to 50,000 tourists alone. Steam lines could add to the economy, but we need facilities for tourism expansion such as hotels, motels, highways and the like.
1997 – 25 Years Ago
One drop of blood on a boot is delaying the murder trial of a Greenbrier County man. Citing the bloodstain as potentially the only exculpatory evidence available to the defense, Lewisburg attorney Richard Lorenson and Greenbrier County Prosecutor Mark Burnette joined in asking the judge to postpone the trial of Billy Terry, 20, of Rupert. Terry is charged with beating 86-year-old Zola Poling during an April robbery attempt.
CNA gets dream home
A lifetime dream is coming true for Doris Jackson. She has been on the waiting list of Greenbrier Community Services for months, but has been waiting a lifetime to live in a decent home. “I’ve just lived in shacks mostly – freezing cold in winters and just terrible places.” Doris moved into a brand new, quality-built home in Lewisburg. She is a certified nursing assistant and has been working at the same nursing home for over twenty years, yet she earns only about $10,000 a year.
|Doris Jackson in front of her new home.|