News, views and musings from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia

Weekend: Music & sports

Weekend: Music & sports

Music and sports for the weekend. The last Friday Night Jamboree before Christmas features Sue Nester & Friends, Katie & the Bubbatones and The Tune Town Old String Band on stage starting at 6:30 p.m. Over at Dogtown Roadhouse, Time is Art offers “cosmic rock and reagaebilly” on stage starting at 8 p.m. On Saturday,…Read More…

Going away party for Lance Terpenny

Going away party for Lance Terpenny

Floyd Town Manager Lance Terpenny is retiring from his job at the end of the year and the Town Council hosted a going away party Thursday evening after the final council meeting of the month and year. Terpenny, who took over the town manager position after a long tenure in the same position in Christiansburg,…(Read More)

Longtime Sheriff Zeman is retiring

Longtime Sheriff Zeman is retiring

The Floyd Press this morning confirms a story that has been circulating to some in the country:  Sheriff Shannon Zeman is retiring when his current term expires at the end of next year. Editor Wanda Combs interviewed Zeman this week and provides an excellant report on the Sheriff’s decision to end his long and successful…(Read More)

Grim Reaper still disappointed

Grim Reaper still disappointed

In my 20s I fully expected to be dead by age 30. My dad died in an industrial accident at 29.  All of his brothers died in their 20s.  Young death appeared to be a given for males in the Thompson family in Florida in the 40s and 50s. I broke the jinx on December…(Read More)

Middle school basketball action

Middle school basketball action

  Basketball action Tuesday night between the Middle School teams of Floyd and Dublin at the old gym at FCHS. The boys were down by just two points late in the second quarter but Dublin outscored the Buffaloes in the second half to more than double the score by the end. The Lady Buffs led…(Read More)

Loving it means living

Loving it means living

When working, I’m often sporting one or two cameras — two when shooting stills or one when filming video. Sometimes, my chosen profession also requires a tape recorder or a note pad to write stories but I’m happiest when shooting images. Sadly, too many people in this world see what they do for a living…(Read More)

Video

Photography

Autumn Moon

Autumn Moon

The November full moon that appeared over the football field at Floyd County High School last Friday night. Photographed during the game on a Canon EOS-1 D-X with a 300mm f/2.8 lens and a 1.4 x telephoto adapter, which creates a 420 mm telephoto. The moon was so bright I was able to capture a…Continue Reading

News

Jobs, dollars promised by pipeline partners

Jobs, dollars promised by pipeline partners

The partners for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline that was originally scheduled to run through Floyd County but shifted to nearby Roanoke County claims millions of dollars in tax and other economic benefits along with thousands of jobs. The pipeline would run from a fracking operation in West Virginia through Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke, Franklin and…Continue Reading

Sports

Lady Buffs take tough 51-40 win over Carroll

Lady Buffs take tough 51-40 win over Carroll

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes took control of the fourth quarter Wednesday night to take control of a tight game against the Carroll County Cavilers and go 2-0 in this young season with a 51-40 win. Ragan Wiseman led scoring with 12 points.  Floyd led 12-11 at the end of the first quarter and…Continue Reading