Category: Musings

Musings

ENOUGH of this wet stuff!

Nice day Monday with sun and great weather for those of us who like to ride on motorcycles or in convertibles. If the National Weather Service is correct, that ends around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday when rain is, once again, forecasted to fall. Enough already! Our ground is soaked, creeks and rivers run heavy and additional

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Living on Floyd time

When a teller, grocery checkout employee at the grocery store or clerk somewhere else apologizes for what they consider as a delay, I usually answer with “if I was in a hurry, I wouldn’t live in Floyd.” That response normally brings a laugh. “Hurry” is not a word heard around here, nor should it be. 

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Discussing county’s tourism, economy

A large crowd of Floyd County business owners (and representatives) and local officials ate bagged lunches, introduced themselves and heard economic statistics, tourism stories and other information for lunch Friday at the Hotel Floyd conference room. Information about 500 new jobs and 90 new business establishments in the county recently, an unemployment rate ranging from

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Life is a continuing journey driven by ‘What if…’

At 71, my memories go back close to seven decades. I remember a lot about my early childhood in Gibsonton, Florida, my home for the first five years of what has become a long life. My father, William Douglas Thompson, Sr., died in 1948 in an industrial accident.  Seven years later, my mother decided it

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Farmers Market & more for the weekend

Floyd’ s Farmers Market returns to South Locust Street this Saturday for the Spring, Summer and Fall season in the Community Pavilion at 205 S. Locust Street from 9 AM to 1 PM. Find fare from local farms, listen to music from local musicians and visit with friends. That’s just part of the weekend offerings

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Fun times at Empty Bowls

Gorgeous day, large crowd and a good time at Empty Bowls Sunday at the Floyd County High School cafeteria. The 12th annual fundraiser by The Floyd County Backpack Program of New River Community Action helps eligible children obtain easy to prepare food for weekends. More photos of the event in the next edition of The

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Friends helping out: The Floyd County Way

The sense of community that is Floyd County arrived at our house Saturday when Jeff Belshan and Keith Bowman brought two lawn mowers and a string trimmer to tackle the wilderness area known as our front yard. In a kindness that is far more than I deserve, they took it upon themselves to clean out

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A bad trip on a bad drug: Lesson learned

Good morning!  It feels good to say that since I haven’t been welcoming morning for some time now. Slept more than 10 hours, in bed, without a single muscle cramp or spasm — also something that has not happened for too many nights recently. I also fired the “specialist” at New River Valley Carilion Clinic

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Track action at FCHS

Monday’s FCHS Varsity Buffaloes Track Invitational brought out competing athletes from various schools on a bright, sunny day of action.

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