Floyd Friday night faces
Unseasonably cool and damp weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd at the Friday Night Jamboree in Floyd on, of course, Friday night. Although the weather was not warm enough for the street musicians to populate the sidewalks, those who provide the music for a Friday night jammed in the barber shop and upstairs at the Floyd Country Store while others took the stage and provided the fare so dancers took to the floor. It was, by all accounts, a delight for musicians, dancers, watchers and photographers. (Read More)

Dancing the night away

Dancing the night away

The Patrick Henry Travelers, a local clogging group that features several regulars from the dance floor of Floyd’s Friday Night Jamboree, entertained the crowd at the weekly bluegrass gathering on, you guessed it, Friday night at the Floyd Country Store. At Katy and the Bubbatones provided music from the stage, the Travelers put on a(Read More)

Floyd’s musical heritage

Floyd’s musical heritage

At various times in one’s life, a question on why we were put on this earth may arise. I’ve pondered that question more than once over the years but, as a jockeyed around musicians, dancers and others at Floyd’s Friday Night Jamboree, the answer may be that my purpose in life may be to document(Read More)

Expressing lack of belief

Expressing lack of belief

A woman in New Jersey, who says she is an atheist, is suing that state’s department of motor vehicles because it turned down her request for a license plate that reads “8THEIST.” New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission said the plate “may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency.” Two hypocrisies at work here.  One,(Read More)

An FCHS sports triple-play day

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(Read More)

Robert E. Lee: Patriot or traitor?

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 Lexington. A group of law students want Washington & Lee to remove Confederate flags from the grounds, “acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery,”(Read More)

News
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)
Beating Warner: Impossible dream?
The latest "Man of La Mancha" moment for Virginia Republicans is the incredibly impossible dream of unseating popular Democratic Senator Mark Warner, the former governor who is about as close (Read More)
Sports
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)
Extra-inning win
The Lady Buffaloes varsity softball team avenged an earlier season loss to the Christiansbug Blue Demons with an extra-inning 1-0 win in the bottom of the eighth Thursday evening at Floyd County High School. Kristin Mills scored the winning run by leading off the bottom of the eighth with a single, stealing second, advancing to third and then cruising home on a a hit by (Read More)
Net action
Floyd County High School's lady tennis team, off to a strong start this season, faced the Christiansurg Blue Demons Thursday at home and will play them again in Christiansburg on Friday. The Lady Buffs kicked off the season with a 9-0 win over Patrick County and won 7-2 against Galax. Results and more photos in next week's Floyd Press. (Read More)
Buffaloes score win
Floyd County High School's varsity softball team, the defending state champs who started the season with an uncharacteristic two losses, scored their first win for this year with a 6-2 victory over the Pulaski County Cougars at home Wednesday. Riley Underwood paced the Floyd County hitting with a two-run home run and a double in the game which saw the Buffaloes lead 6-0 until Pulaski (Read More)

Video

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
‘Geographically Desirable’
In the half-century or so that I have spent covering news, my role has been more of a recorder of ne Read More

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