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

Rain, Wind Today & Sun by Wednesday

Rain, Wind Today & Sun by Wednesday

Yep, that was thunder overhead between 5 and 5 a.m. Monday. Thunderstorms in January.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) says we just came off the warmest year (at least the warmest since they started tracking these sorts of things).

Some could say the hot air emanating from Washington could be responsible for global warming and/or climate change.

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Trump starts Presidency with lies

Trump starts Presidency with lies

New President Donald Trump, sworn-in on the front of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, spent his first full day in office Saturday doing what he does best. Lying. Trump dispatched his press secretary, Sean Spicer, to stand in front of the media and claim: “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period… Continue Reading

Inauguration? What inauguration?

Inauguration?  What inauguration?

Had better things to do than watch or worry about the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States Friday. Drove down to Roanoke to pick up a refrigerator water filter. As it turned out, the trip cost lot more than just a $38.50 filter. Stopped at a Kroger gas location… Continue Reading

A weekend to dance the night away

A weekend to dance the night away

Heading into the third weekend of January with a Friday with rain in the morning hours and a high projected at 60 for the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday show rain with temperatures in the 50s and possibly early 60s so it is a good weekend to catch some entertainment, arts and more in and around… 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

Favorite photos of 2016

Favorite photos of 2016

End of the year.  Time to select favorite photos of the past 12 months.  I shot more than 10,000 images over the year and will close out my sports photography for 2016 Thursday night in Lady Buffaloes basketball action in Floyd. It’s been a fun year and, fortunately, we had a lot of photos from… Continue Reading

Big basketball wins at home, on the road

Big basketball wins at home, on the road

Floyd County’s Buffaloes and Lady Buffs delivered a double knockout blow against the Giles Spartans Wednesday night with the boys beating the Spartans 78-63 before a home crowd while the ladies bested the Giles team 81-47 in Pearisburg. At the FCHS gym, the boys broke a tie early in the game and recovered more than… Continue Reading