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

Doing their crimes and then doing the time

Doing their crimes and then doing the time

Off to the courthouse this morning to cover another round of cases in Circuit Court for the paper.  Weekly doses of justice now occupy the schedule. Four trials are set, all on on drug cases involving the highly addictive crystal methamphetamine and most include   possession, manufacture and distribution of of the drug.  Most will… Read More…

Bye, bye Facebook, hello face-to-face

Bye, bye Facebook, hello face-to-face

Decided over the Fourth of July weekend to reduce involvement in so-called, and misnamed, “social media” on the Internet.

Social media, especially the online farce called Facebook, is an online sewer, a gathering ground for misfits, the angry and perpetrators of hate, bias and disrespect.

I’ve withdrawn from so-called “groups” with questionable names like “Floyd Uncensored” because the exchange of “information” became a morass of obscenity shouting, bias baiting and juvenile shenanigans that have no place in what is supposed to be civilized society. (Read More)

Yes, sex and skin sells

Yes, sex and skin sells

Worked long and hard Friday night to put together a video on the Fourth of July.  It has just under 100 views on Saturday — The Fourth.  It had the American flag and fireworks and patriotism. For fun on Sunday, I reposed a three-year-old video of a bikini contest at Black Bear Harley Davidson.  It… (Read More)

Video

Volume Five

Volume Five bluegrass band performs at The Floyd Country Store on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Read More…

Sports

State title run ends for Lady Buffaloes

State title run ends for Lady Buffaloes

The run for a second state softball championship for the Lady Buffaloes ended Friday morning when a solo run by Pike County broke a 0-0 tie in the first extra inning. A close call at home plate ended a chance earlier in the game for Floyd to score and another base runner in scoring position… Continue Reading

News

More slurry slop

More slurry slop

Earlier this month we were promised fixes to the incredibly poor resurfacing job by Slurry Paving of Richmond on U.S. 221 from Christiansburg Pike north to Roger Road.

The company arrived back last week and “finished up” at the beginning of this week.

The result? More of the same. Continue Reading

Photography

Brings people together

Brings people together

Floyd is a diverse area and that diversity is most visible in the music heritage that dominates the county and Southwestern Virginia.

I shot this photo on Locust Street on a Friday night in Floyd in 2007. It still is one of my favorites because it shows young and old and those of different lifestyles playing together.

The music brings people together. Continue Reading