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

Another nice day: The road awaits

Another nice day:  The road awaits

Celebrated quality time on Presidents Day Monday on on two different motorcycles — my Harley Switchback and Amy’s Can-Am Spyder. Different bikes, different styles, different ways to ride. The Switchback is a classic cruiser, based on Harley-Davidson’s tried and true Dyna chassis.  Dynas have been upgraded and improved and the Switchback  — which Harley sold… Continue Reading

At least the weather forecast is good…

At least the weather forecast is good…

The temperature this morning sits at 41 degrees at 0645, well above freezing in the middle of winter here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. The Blacksburg/Roanoke office of the National Weather Service says it will hit 60 degrees by noon and rise to about 66 with sun and little rain on a… Continue Reading

Two events shared common concern

Two events shared common concern

Two events in Floyd this weekend shared a central concern: A focused assault on freedoms that are supposed to be guaranteed in the Constitution’s First Amendment. On Saturday, a large crowd gathered at the Eco-Center on Franklin Pike for “A Celebration of The First Amendment” that honored essays, poems and songs by youth and adults,… Continue Reading

Floyd beats Martinsville, wins conference

Floyd beats Martinsville, wins conference

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes took down Martinsville’s Lady Bulldogs 51-47 in the Conference 38 final Friday night at James River High School near Buchanan Friday night, revenging two regular season losses and winning the conference. The win gives the Lady Buffaloes home court advantage in a regional opener next week against Chatham. Abi… 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