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Gas pipeline public meeting

Gas pipeline public meeting

Good turnout at a public meeting on the latest proposed pipeline project to traverse through Floyd Country Thursday night. The project is already generating a lot of discussion — most of it negative — in the county.  The proposed pipeline would carry natural gas from West Virginia to a distribution center in Chatham in Pittsylvania […]

 Doug Thompson

‘Dine for a Cause’ moved to Monday because of weather

‘Dine for a Cause’ moved to Monday because of weather

Dine for a Cause, scheduled for Sunday evening at The Floyd Country Store, has been moved to Monday because of the predictions of icy weather The event will be at 6 p.m. at the store. More details here.

 Doug Thompson

Close, oh, so close, but Floyd loses to Glenvar 26-25

Close, oh, so close, but Floyd loses to Glenvar 26-25

Floyd County High School’s varsity football team came as close as possible to winning their second game of the season at Friday night’s clash but fell one point short: 26-25. Two blocked point-after attempts and a failed two-point conversion didn’t help as Glenvar capitalized on turnovers and other mistakes to spoil a homecoming game for […]

 Doug Thompson

Virginians overwhelmingly oppose tea party tactics in Washington

Virginians overwhelmingly oppose tea party tactics in Washington

A new poll from Quinnipiac University says Virginians, by nearly a 3-1 majority, oppose Congress using Obamacare as a way to delay approval of a budget and forcing a partial shutdown since October 1. The same poll also shows that voter anger over the shutdown is playing in the favor of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry […]

 Doug Thompson

Hollandsworth leads state golf tournament

Hollandsworth leads state golf tournament

One thing seldom changes when it comes to the Virginia High School League state golf tournament:  If there is a Hollandsworth on the Floyd County team, she will probably be leading. Amanda Hollandsworth shot a one under par 70 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal Monday to take the lead in Group 2A,  […]

 Doug Thompson

Radford downs FCHS football Buffs 17-0

Radford downs FCHS football Buffs 17-0

Floyd County Buffaloes returned to the gridiron after a bye week but lost to Radford 17-0 in a an away game. The loss leaves the Buffs at 1-5 and 0-1 in district play.  The final score marked the first shutout of the Buffaloes this year. They face Glenvar in a home game next week.

 Doug Thompson

Yes, traffic could be a lot worse

Yes, traffic could be a lot worse

After Wednesday’s video about traffic in Floyd, we’ve received a number of emails and comments from readers who say something along the lines of “yeah, maybe traffic in Floyd is getting worse but it’s still not as bad as (insert name of town or event here).” Mentioned often is the annual Carroll County Flea Market […]

 Doug Thompson

The fog of morning

The fog of morning

Morning fog in Floyd County after three days of rain.  Is better weather on the way?  That depends on who you talk to.

 Doug Thompson

Is APCo telling the truth about power outages?

Is APCo telling the truth about power outages?

The power outage from Thursday’ storm that Appalachian Power called “minor” still has 28,000 Virginia customers without power and no firm prediction from the company on when the lights may be back on. Roanoke city and county still have about 15,000 in the dark while more than 5,000 in Franklin County are powerless. APCo claims […]

 Doug Thompson

Appalachian Power now admits to ‘significant’ power outages

Appalachian Power now admits to ‘significant’ power outages

After first claiming power outages from Thursday’s storms and high winds were “minor,” Appalachian Power Company now admits the loss of electricity by its Virginia customers are “significant: with 56,000 customers remaining powerless in the early afternoon. Although power was restored to most of the nearly 300 Floyd County customers who woke up in the […]

 Doug Thompson

Lady Buffs meet George Mason in state girls’ basketball semi-final next Friday

Lady Buffs meet George Mason in state girls’ basketball semi-final next Friday

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes, riding a 16-game winning streak after a victory in the state quarter-final tournament in Salem on Friday, will face George Mason in the semi-final next Friday at the Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. The winner of that game plays for the championship Saturday at 3 p.m. […]

 Doug Thompson

The iceman cometh

The iceman cometh

They say an ice storm is coming Tuesday, right at the time most people are heading for work and school. So much for an early Spring.  Let’s be careful out there.

 Doug Thompson

A little remodeling here at Muse

A little remodeling here at Muse

Yes, things look a little different around here and that’s on purpose.  Regular readers may have noticed a design change on Blue Ridge Muse.  Longtime readers will feel Deja Vu all over again. I’ve returned to an earlier design of this web site because a number of readers have told me they have had problems […]

 Doug Thompson

Weather mess

Weather mess

That groundhog in Pennsylvania, which didn’t see his shadow and predicted an early Spring, was wrong.  Winter keeps hanging in and it looks like more nasty weather is coming.

 Doug Thompson

Floyd County High’s Lady Buffs headed for regional final

Floyd County High’s Lady Buffs headed for regional final

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffs continued their winning ways Thursday night with an 84-54 victory over James River to advance to the Region C Division 2 finals Saturday night. The final puts the Buffs up against Patrick Henry-Glade Spring — the team that defeated longtime Floyd County rival Glenvar in the regional opener. The […]

 Doug Thompson

FCHS boys fall to Grayson County 76-67

FCHS boys fall to Grayson County 76-67

Floyd County High School’s boys varsity basketball team fell to Grayson Couunty 76-67 Wednesday night to bring their season to an end but the Buffaloes fought hard to the end in a game that saw the lead swap back and forth several times. Playing in Independence, the fell behind in the beginning but fought back […]

 Doug Thompson

Lady Buffs open regional tournament play with 100-45 pasting of Fort Chiswell

Lady Buffs open regional tournament play with 100-45 pasting of Fort Chiswell

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffs, the No. 1 seed in Region C, Division II girls basketball, opened the regional tournament Tuesday night with a 100-45 destruction of Ford Chiswell. Amanda Hollingsworth led scoring with 19 points and four steals as the Lady Buffs notched another win in a stellar season while perennial rival Glenvar, […]

 Doug Thompson

An exercise in therapy and recovery

An exercise in therapy and recovery

As regular readers know, I’m still on the mend after a severe motorcycle crash last fall. With therapy expected to continue for at least for several more months, each day is a challenge. Part of the therapy is relearning the skills I had before the crash.  Shooting, producing and editing video was part of my […]

 Doug Thompson

Taking a break

Taking a break

Floyd County High School’s Buffalo mascot takes a much-needed break after the Lady Buffs capture the Three Rivers District crown in Christiansburg Friday nightl

 Doug Thompson

Policarpo of FCHS makes quarterfinals in State Wrestling Tournament

Policarpo of FCHS makes quarterfinals in State Wrestling Tournament

Miguel Policarpo of Floyd County High School wins the Quarterfinal consolation match Saturday morning in the Virginia High School League state Group A wrestling championships at Salem Civic Center. Policarpo won his opening match Friday and advanced.  He was the only opening day winner to advance to Saturday but all three wrestlers should be congratulated […]

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