Out Of The Past

50 Years Ago

Oct. 8, 1969

Plans were announced for the dedication of VMI’s new alumni facility, William L. Moody Jr. Hall. The 1.2 million dollar building was a gift from Mary Moody Northen of Galveston, Texas, in memory of her father.

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The Scarlet Hurricane football team shut out the Lee Men of Staunton’s Robert E. Lee High School in a 26-0 victory at the Lexington Recreation Field.

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The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Department reported a theft of $300 from the Glasgow Texaco Station. A Salem man was arrested for the robbery.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 12, 1994

Braford Antiques near Natural Bridge reported a loss of $20,000 worth of silver taken on a Sunday while the owner was at church.

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John “Jack” Pearson was elected chairman of Lime Kiln Theater by its trustees, replacing Bob Martis who had held the position for five years.

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News-Gazette stringer Claudia Schwab sat down with world renowned artist and Lexington native Cy Twombly for a lengthy interview. Twombly had recently purchased a home in Lexington after living in Italy for many years.

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