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FloydFest 13 is underway

FloydFest 13 is underway

FloydFest 13 opened Wednesday with hot, muggy weather and the early arrivals straggling in as vendors and staff awaited the real glut of festival goers…

Lots of opposition to proposed gas pipeline

Lots of opposition to proposed gas pipeline

An overflow crowd crammed into the meeting room of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night to express concern and opposition to the proposed…

Sarah Palin and the sad, inane fanatics who follow her

Sarah Palin and the sad, inane fanatics who follow her

The rabid following of failed Alaska governor and one-time vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a mystery to anyone with an IQ above that of…

FloydFest 13 kicks off at noon Wednesday

FloydFest 13 kicks off at noon Wednesday

The annual extravaganza called FloydFest kicks off at noon Wednesday for a five-day run just…

Time to toss Facebook into the trash?

Time to toss Facebook into the trash?

Facebook has become an endless muddle of repetitious cliches, back door ads and senseless videos…

Boredom is not part of life around here

Boredom is not part of life around here

“One thing I can promise you,” I told Amy when we moved to Floyd County…

Remembering James Garner

Remembering James Garner

Over the years, I have been fortunate to interview and — in some cases become…

Stopping a proposed gas pipeline in Floyd County

Stopping a proposed gas pipeline in Floyd County

Are Floyd Countians concerned about a proposed natural gas transmission pipeline going through the area?…

The Floyd Free Press?

The Floyd Free Press?

The Roanoke Times got around to the Pizza Inn sales tax story Friday but made…

Little old-fasioned Karma coming down?

Little old-fasioned Karma coming down?

My Page One story in today’s Floyd Press tells of a a consistent overcharging of…

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Amanda Hollandsworth: Golfer of the Year

Amanda Hollandsworth: Golfer of the Year

Congratulations to Floyd County High School graduating senior Amanda Hollandsworth for her selection as golfer of the year in The Roanoke Times All-Timesland sections for the year. She follows in…

A time for uniform standards?

A time for uniform standards?

  A long email from a parent of a student track athlete complained recently that some schools are letting their female team members “show too much skin” with skimpy, tight…



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Nice day, nice ride…even with the damn cows

Nice day, nice ride…even with the damn cows

The thermometer sat at 51 degrees Sunday morning when I fired up my Switchback for a…

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Jammin’ on a Friday night

Jammin’ on a Friday night

Yes, the Friday Night Jamboree next door in the Country Store is the “name” event on…

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Morrissey charged with sex with teen girl

Morrissey charged with sex with teen girl

Democratic Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey, a controversial legislator and lawyer in the Old Dominion, now faces…

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Speak out to Supervisors on proposed gas pipeline tonight

Speak out to Supervisors on proposed gas pipeline tonight

Concerned about the propsed natural gas pipeline that an energy group wants to run through Floyd…