Out Of The Past

50 Years Ago

Nov. 18, 1970

On a live radio program that aired on Washington and Lee University’s WLUR and Lexington’s WREL stations, several members of the community held a panel discussion on the problems with drug use and abuse in the area. They addressed several issues, including the legalization of marijuana and what kind of drugs could be grown in Rockbridge County.

Three-hundred dollars in merchandise was stolen in a break-in at Harrison’s Store on Lime Kiln Road Items missing included canned goods, milk, soft drinks, cigarettes and eggs.

Movie fans had an opportunity to catch Raquel Welch in “Flareup” at both the Hull’s and Buena Vista Drive-ins. “Most men want to love her … one man wants to kill her!” the ad copy teased.

25 Years Ago

Nov. 22, 1995

Following State Superintendent William C. Boscher’s proposal to abolish continuing contracts for Virginia’s teacher, not surprisingly local teachers were distressed over the potential loss of long-term contracts.

A Lexington police officer was charged with assault and battery during the arrest of a thirdyear law W&L law student. The student was arrested on charges of carrying an open alcoholic container and resisting arrest. The officer was suspended with pay pending an investigation by the state police.

As a trucker was having lunch at the Burger King at the Lexington Crossing Shopping Center, his tractor-trailer drifted from its parking spot, went down an embankment, and landed in a private pond. No one was hurt – not even the fish.

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