July 27, 2017

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

Rain drops in on FloydFest 2017

Rain drops in on FloydFest 2017

The weather forecast said a chance of scattered thunderstorms for Thursday afternoon and the second day of FloydFest 2017. The storm came and the rain fell, sending attendees inside to wait out the deluge so the fun could continue. Friday’s Day 3 has a “severe thunderstorm” forecast with a 90 percent chance of precipitation before… Continue Reading

FloydFest: Music, people & maybe rain

FloydFest: Music, people & maybe rain

The National Weather Forecast Office in Blacksburg predicts scattered thunderstorms in and around Floyd County starting at 1:30 p.m. as this is written, predicting potential wet conditions for the first full day of FloydFest 2017. As attendees, lots of them campers, arrived Wednesday for what is now five days of FloydFest, the afternoon was cool… Continue Reading

FloydFest ’17 is off and running

FloydFest ’17 is off and running

A line of traffic on Black Ridge Road between U.S. 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County showcased the arrival of FloydFest 2017 to the area Wednesday. So did the early arrivals and campers at the checkout lines at Food Lion in the town of Floyd as they began to stock up on… Continue Reading

Living on Floyd Time? Yeah, right

Living on Floyd Time? Yeah, right

Call this a week that violates all claims of “living on Floyd time.” Monday came with a trip down to Roanoke to cover a sentencing hearing in federal court — a hearing that explains a lot about what has been happening with one of our local businesses.  A visit to a short story on the… Continue Reading

It’s FloydFest week

It’s FloydFest week

FloydFest 2017 arrives this week, bringing music fans from around the world to this corner of Southwestern Virginia. With campers arriving in force Wednesday and music beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Mad Iguana on the Pink Floyd Garden Stage, the festival kicks off five days of music and activities. Weather for the five days looks… Continue Reading

Music and sun on a Floyd Friday night

Tropical storm Cindy’s threatened visit to our area turned into more worry than actuality and sun and beautiful weather greeted Floyd’s Friday night musical offerings for those who ignored the weather forecast that originally threatened rain and storms.

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