May 29, 2017

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

The sounds of Thunder

The sounds of Thunder

He snapped awake at 0500, a full 30 minutes before the alarm was set to go off. For more than 50 years, he has awakened at 5 a.m. It didn’t matter which time zone he was in or even if it was daylight savings time. When the big hand was on the 12 and the… Continue Reading

Scenes of Chantilly Bluegrass Festival

Scenes of Chantilly Bluegrass Festival

Fantastic weather, a good crowd and a great time at the opening day of Chantilly Farms BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Friday. The annual festival kicked off at noon and played into the night for the first day of the three days of music, food, arts, crafts and fun at the event site on Franklin Road… Continue Reading

BBQ, Bluegrass & more for weekend

BBQ, Bluegrass & more for weekend

The 7th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival at Chantilly Farm helps kick off the season this Memorial Day weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Featured performers include The SteelDrivers, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, The Grascals, Lonesome River Band, Band of Ruhks,Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Deer… 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