Today in Martinsville-Henry County History: Monday, June 13 | Lifestyles


Today is Monday, June 13, the 164th day of 2022. There are 201 days left in the year.

In the Henry Bulletin in 1922: The Lucy Lester General Hospital, Inc. … hereby gives notice that it will petition the Circuit Court of Henry County, Va., at 10:00 a.m. July 3, 1922, for a license to distribute and sell, store and hold for sale , pure fruit ethyl alcohol and grain alcohol, pure whiskey and pure brandy for scientific, medical, pharmaceutical and mechanical purposes within the meaning of Article 9 … generally known as the Prohibition Act.

Also in 1922: Stoneville won against Fieldale in a bizarre match on June 10. Until the 7th inning, it was all Fieldale, then Stoneville went wild, aided by errors from Fieldale, won easily despite Creath’s grand pitch.

1947: After a considerable search, officials for the town of Ridgeway yesterday located the ordinance covering speeding across company boundaries there, and Mayor HM Dinsmore imposed a $10 fine and costs on Charles J. Davis, president of a bank in Rocky Mount, on charges of violating the speed limit last Saturday afternoon.

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1972: The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Outdoor Recreation has approved a $65,000 federal grant to help the Collinsville Jaycees purchase approximately 25 acres of land and develop a park and recreation area in Collinsville. The $65,000 grant represents half of the total cost, estimated at $130,000.

1997 : Scientists say there is a unique and powerful bond between twins, especially identical twins. At Martinsville High School, identical twins Ingrid and Celeste Barton shared many bonds, but the strongest was music. Ingrid and Celeste entered the world of music in Charles Butler’s fifth grade music class at Albert Harris Elementary School. It was there that Ingrid picked up her first trombone and Celeste started playing the trumpet.

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