Thursday, November 15, 2018

An indictment is not a conviction or indicator of guilt

A story I wrote in last week's Floyd Press -- about the indictment of a female member of Floyd County's rescue squad on four...

Misquoting, misinterpreting and misappropriating the Constitution

In many ways, the U.S. Constitution is like the Bible. It is all too often misquoted, misinterpreted and misappropriated to serve a particular political agenda or bias. When opinions are presented as facts and propaganda is substituted for truth, democracy and freedom are not served.

National Music Festival abandons Floyd and heads to Maryland

The National Music Festival, the two-week classical music series that drew much praise in its debut season in Floyd County this past summer will...

The misinformation super highway

The dangers of pulling misinformation off the Internet and using it in a public venue surfaced Tuesday at the regular monthly meeting of the...

Bye-bye Borders

Borders died quietly last month, closing the last locations of the once-giant retail chain that dominated the bookstore business. The demise of Borders went largely...

When politics overwhelms friendships, we all lose

Lunch last week with two friends who approach life from opposite ends of the political spectrum:  Fred First, Floyd County's "first blogger" and Jim...

Coal, wind and environmental irony

Stopped by the Floyd Country Store Thursday night to watch The Electricity Fairy, a 2010 documentary on the battle over approval and construction of...

Abandoned towns and shattered dreams

Any tour of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky or West Virginia seems like a trip through a fading past.  As I cruise the back...

Lots of hot air in the wind generator debate

If we could harness all the hot air emanating from the loud and sometimes raucous debate over proposed wind generator farms in Floyd County...

Losing the War in West Virginia

You know a community is in trouble when even the police department and jail is closed and boarded up. War, West Virginia, calls itself the...