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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

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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

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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

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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, 

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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