Author: DOUG THOMPSON

Musings

Broken water main dries up Floyd

A broken water main left many homes and businesses dry in the town of Floyd Tuesday as “we’re closed” signs appeared on doors and windows of restaurants, banks and other establishments Tuesday. I drove through the traffic backup on North Main Street on the way to covering court Tuesday morning but emerged from a long

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Musings

Classic cars, motorcycles and tractors on display

More than 80 entries turned out for sponsors suspect could be the largest Ruritan Club car show at Check Elementary School in the event’s history on a beautiful, sunny day. Lots to see, good BBQ and other food and a host of door prizes for the day.

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Entertainment

Paying homage to the Stanley Brothers

The traditional music of the legendary Stanley Brothers came to The Floyd Country Store Thursday as part of the Mountains of Music Homecoming on the Crooked Road of Southwestern Virginia. Led by Ralph Stanley II, the band included country music veterans like Junior Sisk, Don Rigsby Dewey Brown, Tommy Brown and Randall Hibbits, the band

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Musings

Never too old to still be working

The Census’ 2017 American Community Survey report says some counties of at least 6,000 residents have at least 21 percent of seniors either working or actively seeking jobs.  About 25 percent of those counties are found in Virginia, the report says.

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Weather

When it rains, it floods

After two days of rain, and more Sunday, the National Weather Service, of course, issued a flash flood warning for our area. Forecasters say 1 to 3 inches could fall Sunday and warn that the falling water could also lead to mudslides. Mother nature is in a bad mood. The “official” flood watch: FLASH FLOODING

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