Lighting up the show at Cirque Du Floyd

Lighting up the show at Cirque Du Floyd

Chantilly Farms Saturday became the center ring and sideshow of Cirque Du Floyd, featuring acrobats, fire shows, ImaginAerial and more for six hours on the site off Franklin Pike northeast of Floyd. Shows included musicians, jugglers, magic and other events and New...
When is ‘white’ not white?

When is ‘white’ not white?

An angry email missive this week from a Floyd County resident claimed I “forget that you are a white man and the white race is under attack!” His claim violated the first rule of assumptions:  When one assumes, without checking  the validity of the claim,...
Connecting to the world

Connecting to the world

Each morning, I get up around 0500 (5:00 a.m.), start guzzling coffee, and go to work on a computer with multiple monitors and a broadband connection to the world, editing updates to a political news website that began just under 23 years ago in our den in Arlington,...
Rain today but sunny Saturday expected

Rain today but sunny Saturday expected

The threat of thunderstorms didn’t materialize for most of us in Floyd County Thursday and Friday morning dawns with a similar threat for Friday afternoon with the possibility rising from 25 percent at 11 a.m. (EDT) to 85 percent by 3 p.m. and tapering back down...
A monumental mistake?

A monumental mistake?

In Virginia, a commonwealth named after a virgin queen — or at least the English believed she was  — is also the home of the most public icons of a lost cause, a lost war and a losing battle to hold on to what was not and, thankfully, never will be. The...
Power out from Indian Valley to Pilot

Power out from Indian Valley to Pilot

Power went out to 2,173 Floyd customers of Appalachian Power at 5:37 a.m. Thursday morning, leaving people without electricity in an area that ran from Indian Valley towards Alum Ridge and Eastward past Rte. 8 and over to Pilot. The Appalachian Power web site said a...