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

Hard-fought night for volleyball teams

Hard-fought night for volleyball teams

A long, hard night for Floyd County Buffaloes volleyball at home Tuesday. After the middle schoolers and junior varsity teams fell to Radford, the varsity team took their win in four games.  The Buffaloes were just two points away from a loss in the first game when they took control of the ball and rackedRead More…

How many deviants lurk among us?

How many deviants lurk among us?

With the current suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham now “forensically tied” to the disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech co-ed Morgan Harrington during her visit to a rock concert in Charlottesville five years ago, many residents of that city now wonder if a serial killer has been among them(Read More)

Always a newsman

Always a newsman

Ten years ago, on the last weekend of September 2004, Floyd Press editor Wanda Combs asked me to shoot photographs of Buffalo football at a Friday night game. Shooting those photos would be the first photography for The Floyd Press in 39 years.  My last news assignment for the paper had been in May of(Read More)

Floyd gets The Worx at Lineberry Park

Floyd gets The Worx at Lineberry Park

Floyd County’s Jerry Wimmer comes from a musical family in a music area and now sings lead for Roanoke’s The Worx, which came to his hometown Sunday afternoon to headline the kickoff of the Fire Department’s Station 1’s “Ignite” series at Lineberry Park on Locust Street. Wimmer ventured into the crowd often and those who(Read More)

Clyde Williams back on stage

Clyde Williams back on stage

Battling cancer kept popular fiddler and Bluegrass group leader Clyde Williams offstage for a year but he returned to the Friday Night Jamboree this weekend to an overflow and enthusiastic crowd. It was a long-sought, long-overdue and long-anticipated homecoming for the popular entertainer who has graced the stage of the Jamboree for a long time.(Read More)

Buffaloes fall 42-0 to Blacksburg

Buffaloes fall 42-0 to Blacksburg

Floyd County High School managed only 35 yards of offense in a 42-0 loss to Blacksburg on the road Friday night. The Bruins also returned two interceptions into touchdowns in the first quarter. The Buffaloes go into a bye week to lick their wounds with a 1-4 start. Next game: At home against Radford on(Read More)

Graham suspect arrested

Graham suspect arrested

The man charged with “abduction with intent to defile” missing University of Virginia co-ed Hannah Graham is now under arrest after police found him on a beach near Galveston, Texas, Wednesday afternoon. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., a 32-year-old hospital attendant and former volunteer assistant football coach at a Charlottesville school, was alone in a tent(Read More)

Video

Entertainment

Diverse options on stage

Diverse options on stage

Contrasting styles of music for a Floyd Americana Afternoon at the Country Store:  Driving sounds from Morgan Wade & Sweet Magnolia and the more laid-back Bruce Scism. Have video of both and will work on it soon.  Editing video takes much more time than shooting the footage and only so many hours in a day.Continue Reading

News

New Innovation Center opens

New Innovation Center opens

Floyd County cut the ribbon for its new, but currently unoccupied Innovation Center at the Commerce Park on Christiansburg Pike Monday, with a good gathering of local officials, a Congressman and others. A planned “anchor tenant,” a bio-tech startup, bailed out of the Center and Floyd late last year, leaving the county Economic Development AuthorityContinue Reading

Sports

Buffs lose to George Wythe

Buffs lose to George Wythe

A week after posting a 44-0 win over Patrick County, Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes ran into a 52-26 pasting from George Wythe on the road Friday night. The win completed a GW sweep of the Buffaloes, with the JV and 8th grade teams falling to the Wytheville teams Thursday night, The loss brings theContinue Reading