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Man Killed by 14-ton Beam

Herald of May 18, 1972

William V. Shriver, 31, was killed in a construction accident at the site of the new Martinsburg Fire Hall. Shriver, who worked for New Enterprise Stone and Lime, trucked a 14-ton beam to the location and was watching as it was being hoisted into place. A shackle on the cable broke and the beam fell on Shriver, crushing his chest.

Williamsburg doctor James C. Frye died at the age of 86. He was a general practitioner and practiced in the area for 58 years. He estimated that during his career he delivered 5,000 babies.

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