October 18, 2017 | “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell
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Weekend: Community Market opens

Floyd’s increasingly popular Community and Farmers Market opens its Spring, Summer and Fall run Saturday at 9 a.m. just in time for the weather to hit a cool spell with highs expected in the mid 50s with a chance of thunderstorms.

The Floyd Radio Show wraps up the first part of its 2017 season Saturday night at The Floyd Country Store, hosted by old-time fiddlers Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller with guests Becky Hill & Kevin Chesser, The Downhill Strugglers and The Little River Missionary Baptist Church Choir.

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An apology tour

Jim Echols, the city editor at The Roanoke Times when I joined the paper in 1965, used to say “there are three sides to every story: Your side, my side and the facts.”

Sometimes I forget that piece of advice when passions overtake reason. I’m guilty of it more often than not and, when you write an opinion column along with covering news, I have a bad habit of getting on roll.

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