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More winter woes

So much for any hoped-for improvements in our weather. Those who ventured out early on Wednesday found a mixture of freezing rain and slick roads, particularly in the Southern reaches of Floyd County. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that, hopefully, expires at noon but slick roads and treacherous conditions existed for

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News

Yes, it is cold out there

The thermometer sits at three degrees this morning on our back porch at 7 a.m. Monday. With the heavy winds that screamed through the night, the wind chill is minus 15 degrees. That’s cold Cold enough to freeze your-know-what off. Cold enough to freeze and burst your water lines. And, of course, the National Weather

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Motorcycle Musings

A Parkway paving mess

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Musings

The winds of change

Heavy rain continues to fall in Houston, Texas, this morning and floodwaters rise even more on what is considered the monster storm of all time in Texas and perhaps America. With the death toll at 10 and expected to rise even more, Hurricane Harvey shows what Mother Nature can do and so little that mortal

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Race, flags, statues and…

America is an angry nation, sparked by partisan divides over politics, race, income and living standards.  Anger too often leads to violence and, in a country overloaded with strong emotions fed by hatred, we live too often in a powder keg.

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Rubber ducks in the water

The annual rubber duck race on Little River by Thunderstruck Road hit the water Saturday afternoon as they were ceremoniously dumped into the drink off the Slusher Store bridge to head down the river towards the finish. As they drifted towards the finish line in what could be a “photo finish,” the spectators included two

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Skin on display at Liberty University

The Miss Virginia Pageant is leaving Roanoke to take up residence at Liberty University in Lynchburg, starting next year. To make sure we have this straight, the Christian school that expels single students who who enjoy healthy sexually relationships with others or female students who wear attire they consider inappropriate or revealing will start hosting

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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 vehicle accident knocked the power out. Company officials say

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Musings

Traffic? We don’t need no stinkin’ traffic

Traffic, a topic that normally doesn’t come up in conversations in a town like Floyd, is a hot issue that sparks lots of debate elsewhere in America. Traffic, and the ability to get from point A to point B in about an hour is something that a “location platform” company like High Technologies studies.  A

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Musings

Back to school in early August

  At one time, summer consisted of the full three months between Memorial and Labor days but, as the cliché goes, that was then and this is now. Classes for public schools for Floyd County students begin on Thursday — the 10th of August — in the second week of the month.  Such schools used

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