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

The rain is upon us

According to the National Weather Service, the chances for precipitation are 100 percent Saturday and Sunday and the projecting thunderstorms today are expected to drench us. Continue Reading

When time kicks our butt

When time kicks our butt

Set aside Thursday evening to work on editing a supervisor candidate video and judge photos for a contest for the Floyd Center for the Arts. So much for plans.  Woke up this morning just after 7 a.m. after falling asleep in my chair at my computer work station more than 12 hours earlier. Damn, I… Continue Reading

Music, empty bowls & more for weekend

Music, empty bowls & more for weekend

The crowd favorite Whitetop Mountain Band lights up the stage at The Floyd Country Store Saturday night as part of a crowded weekend of activities that includes the 10th Annual Empty Bowls charity event at Floyd County High School on Sunday. Thunderstorms also may light up the skies throughout the weekend period.  The National Weather… Continue Reading

Driving in the snow

Floyd County Schools closed Monday. So are nearly all public and private schools in the New River and Roanoke valleys.

Still a lot of snow on the ground and with temperatures Monday remaining below freezing, the chances of much melting are nil. Continue Reading