founders of the Bland County Historical Society,
Zareda Shufflebarger Earnest and Nancy Clark Tate enter the Hall of Fame. See More
Bland HS graduate Laura Asbury enters the
Hall of Fame
Laura is chosen as WCC Student of the Year for 2014. See More
Danny Bird enters the Hall of Fame
The Virginia Tech Class of 2014 has selected Daniel W. "Danny" Bird Jr.'60 as their Ring Collection Namesake. See More
Bradley Central High School teacher Dr. Barbie Buckner has been awarded
an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship for 2013-14.
She will be one of 27 Einstein Fellows working in departments within the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation and NASA.
See more about Buckner's award in this article that appeared in the April 13th 2013 Cleveland Banner.
Bland native, Mackey Bane, is the daughter of the late Bob and Hazel
Bane of the Point Pleasant Community of Bland. She is the sister of
Bobby Bane and Barbara Bane. Mackey graduated from Bland High School in
the late 1940s. The Raleigh News Observer recently ran a feature article
on Mackey's latest art exhibition which spans 65 years of painting (1948
Bland native, the late Nancy Tate Muncy, came to Bland very early in her life. Her mother died when she was quite young, so was the raised by her grandfather, Fred B. Tate. The Tates arrived in Bland in 1946, the year Nancy started to school. She graduated from Bland High School with the Class of 1957. Her future husband, James B. (Jimbo) Muncy was also in the Class of 1957. After Jimbo's service in the Marine Corps, Nancy and Jimbo settled in Richmond (Henrico County), VA. Nancy took a position with the Henrico County Police Department and became the first woman policewoman in the force. Last year, Henrico County produced a video entitled: Breaking Through: The Women of the Henrico County Police that featured Nancy's service to the Henrico County. See also a recent Bland Messenger article on Nancy.