Category Archives: Musings

Sweet days at Sweet Briar College & others

Sweet days at Sweet Briar College & others

In the mid 1960s, I was a reporter/photographer for The Roanoke Times and a student at the University of Virginia’s Roanoke campus.  As a young, single man with an interest in comely co-eds, I found delightful company with those who attended two women’s schools:  Hollins College north of Roanoke and Sweet Briar College north of…Continue Reading

Another Lady Buffs rout: 98-18 over Gretna

For a couple of minutes in the opening of the Region 2A Girls’ Basketball Regional game in Floyd Monday night, Gretna had a 2-2 tie.

Then the Floyd County Lady Buffaloes put on one of their trademarked games of domination and that brief moment of parity disappeared into the night.Continue Reading

Loving what I do

Loving what I do

Will drop off a CD Monday morning to The Floyd Press of photos from Friday night’s Conference 38 2A title game win by the Floyd County Lady Buffaloes. Then it’s a stop at the county courthouse to cover the opening day of the new term of Circuit Court. On the first Monday of every fourth…Continue Reading

Lady Buffs take conference title 95-37

Lady Buffs take conference title 95-37

The juggernaut called the Lady Buffaloes of Floyd County High School ran roughshod over the Martinsville Lady Bulldogs at James River High School Friday night for a decisive 95-37 victory in the Conference 38 2A final Friday night. The Lady Buffs opened the game with a dozen unanswered points and 29-2 at one point in…Continue Reading

School cancelled today but basketball is on

For the ninth day out of the past 10, Floyd County Schools are closed Friday.

However, the Conference 38 2A girls basketball final is scheduled for play Friday night at James River High School with the FCHS Lady Buffaloes facing the Martinsville Lady Bulldogs.Continue Reading

More snow ahead? Yep

More snow ahead? Yep

Forecasts say there is a chance of “significant” snowfall of 4-8 inches in the area Wednesday night and Thursday if things fall into place.

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Outspoken?  Damn right

Outspoken? Damn right

In a Facebook conversation Saturday with someone from my high school days here in Floyd County, she said she never thought I would be so “outspoken.”
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Buffaloes take first-round tourney win

Buffaloes take first-round tourney win

For the third time this season, the Buffaloes went into overtime.  The two previous attempts ended in tough losses. Not this time, Floyd took down the tough Giles Spartans 76-67 after taking the lead from the start of overtime Friday night and never looked back to win their first-round match of the Conference 38 tournament.…Continue Reading

How cold is it?

How cold is it?

The thermometer at 7:45 a.m. says one degree below with a wind chill of 20 below but the weather is slightly warmer than forecast.
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Here we go again…

Here we go again…

The snow forecast to move into the area by late afternoon showed up early and starting covering the area after 1 p.m. Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, “snow squalls” that could bring 1-2 inches of snow and even thunder and lightning, are hitting the area. And temperatures will start dropping from…Continue Reading

Baby it will be cold outside

Frigid temperatures will keep the white stuff around longer than normal for the area as the thermometer will plunge overnight Wednesday of four degrees below zero and a high Thursday is just three degrees before the temperatures head down again to 12 degrees below.Continue Reading

Mother Nature’s snow job

Mother Nature is giving us a snow job.

The snow will continue until Tuesday morning and frigid cold is forecast to continue through the week with a daytime high on Thursday in single digits and a low around 11 degrees below zero in the wee hours of Friday morning.Continue Reading