Supervisor Allen quitting; DeVito seeking seat
Whatever the voters decide in local elections for 2015, one thing is certain:  The Little River District in Floyd County will have a new Supervisor. Virgel Allen, the current representative of that district, told the Board Tuesday night that he will step down at the end of next year after two terms.  Hospitalized with heart problems last year, Allen said health is the overriding reason for his departure from the board. At the same time, Realtor Linda DeVito, also an announcer for Floyd County girls' basketball games on Citizens TV and other events, announced this week that she is seeking (Read More)

Budget public hearing May 27

Budget public hearing May 27

A public hearing on Floyd County’s proposed $30.5 million budget for fiscal year 2015, which begins July 1 of this year, is officially set for May 27th at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building on Oxford Street. While the budget is not final, a decision not to raise taxes to fund increases is set(Read More)

‘Pave Vaughn’s Mill Road’

‘Pave Vaughn’s Mill Road’

Residents on or near Vaughn’s Mill Road in the Indian Valley section of Floyd County have a message for the Virginia Department of Transportation:  “Pave it.” As one of the county’s many unpaved roads, Vaughn’s Mill is a sometimes muddy, sometimes dusty and always problem-plagued road, five speakers told VDOT at a public hearing on(Read More)

Losses at home, but victory on the road

Losses at home, but victory on the road

A day after coming back from a deficit in the sixth inning to win, Floyd County High School’s varsity Buffaloes baseball team fell victim to the same kind of comeback by Auburn’s Eagles, who overtook an early 2-0 lead by Floyd to win 9-3 under threatening skies. On the soccer field at home in Floyd,(Read More)

Decision time on fiscal 2015 budget hearing

Decision time on fiscal 2015 budget hearing

Floyd County Supervisors vote formally Tuesday night on a public hearing date on a fiscal 2015 $30.7 million dollar budget that keeps current tax levels the same and does not come close to giving the school system the close to $1 million in extra funding it says is needed to avoid layoffs and reductions in(Read More)

Escalating problem of child pornography

Escalating problem of child pornography

Child pornography is a growing problem nationally, in Virginia, and in Floyd County. In Charlottesville Monday, a former assistant dean at the University of Virginia pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography. Federal officers said Michael G. Morris, 50, had more than 4,000 sexually explicit files of children stored on(Read More)

News
Robert E. Lee: Patriot or traitor?
Questions over the "legacy" of Virginia son and Confederate General Robert E. Lee are emerging once again on the campus of the university named for him and George Washington in (Read More)
Logistical changes for FloydFest
Parking and weather problems from last year's FloydFest is leading to changes this year on how the summer music event just off the Blue Ridge Parkway will handle parking and (Read More)
A public battle with no winners
A word used often in the ongoing public debate over the budget crisis facing Floyd County is "unreasonable." Those who support the school board's push to obtain up to $2.2 (Read More)
Down by the old Mabry Mill stream
Looks like repairs to the water wheel for Mabry Mill did not require removing the iconic item from the structure and shipping it off to North Carolina after all. Instead, (Read More)
Sports
Close calls in a lopsided JV loss
In a game with a number of close calls by the umpires and missed opportunities by the Floyd County Buffaloes junior varsity baseball team Monday, Carroll County cruises to a 10-1 victory on the FCHS home field. A missed line drive to right field that went to the fence or a call at first base by the umpire at first base that could have gone (Read More)
Alumni fun for charity
Joshua's Hoops for HOPE, an annual charity basketball game featuring players from past Floyd County High School teams, took over the old gym at the school Saturday afternoon and early evening with three exciting games that showed athletes don't lose their competitive edge when they age. Alumni from the girls basketball teams played to a tie, then another tie at the end of the first (Read More)
An FCHS sports triple-play day
Busy day Thursday on the athletic fields of Floyd County High School with action on the tennis courts, softball field and baseball diamond. At the baseball diamond, the varsity Buffaloes led 6-3 in the sixth inning and then piled on the runs later to win 14-3. In a junior varsity softball game against Eastern Montgomery High School, the Lady Buffs jumped out to a 10-0 (Read More)
All-Timesland Buffaloes
Two Floyd County High School basketball players scored spots on the first teams for both boys and girls and a third made second team for the girls in the 2014 All-Timesland lineup Sunday. Senior Caleb Tanner, who wrapped up his senior year with a new state record for career scoring, is player of the year for the boys team while junior Carley Lytton made the (Read More)

Video

Floyd’s musical heritage
At various times in one's life, a question on why we were put on this earth may arise. Read More
To tax or not to tax
If speakers who have appeared at recent meetings of both the School Board and Board of Supervisors r Read More
Kids saving our music
A constant pleasure since my return in 2004 to the mountain home of my youth is documenting th Read More

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