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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A bad sign of the times

Gang graffiti using tags of notorious and dangerous street gangs have appeared in Floyd County with the latest spray-painted on the side of a...

New superintendent for county schools

Floyd County's school system dominated news and breakfast table discussions this week with announcement of a new school superintendent and retirement of a legendary...

Logistical changes for FloydFest

Parking and weather problems from last year's FloydFest is leading to changes this year on how the summer music event just off the Blue...

Sunday electricity report: Floyd County fully powered.

Appalachian Power Company restored electricity to remaining Floyd County homes Saturday, leaving homes and businesses fully powered for the first time since the massive...

Pothole patrol

Drivers beware: There's a pothole out there just waiting for the chance to destroy a tire, break or suspension or -- at the very...

Thar she blows

The high winds that swept through Southwestern Virginia Wednesday left thousands without power, toppled trees and scattered leaves, branches, lawn chairs and God-knows-what else...

Willing to listen

Burks Fork Supervisor Bill Gardner has become, as far as I know, the first area elected official to start a blog -- an admirable attempt to use the 'Net to get feedback from Floyd County residents.

Bill's blog is called Floyd County Political News. Visit it and let him know how you feel about issues affecting the county.

Jackson Browne brings record opening-day crowd to FloydFest

Vintage rocker Jackson Browne gave FloydFest a record opening day crowd Thursday night as more than 11,000 streamed into the event and the 11th...

Update on David St. Lawrence

Floyd County framer and blogger David St. Lawrence is recovering from his recent heart attack as doctors at Roanoke Memorial Hosptital install stents in his blood vessels. Gretchen St. Lawrence tells us David is on the way to recovery and faces a period of cardiac rehab.

We wish David a speedy recovery.

One down, one to go

Floyd won a hard-fought state semi-final game against a pesky George Mason 66-62 at the Siegel Center in Richmond Saturday afternoon.

Missed shots from the floor and at the free throw line in the first half kept the game closer than it should have been. The Lady Buffs led by three at the half. But Britney Avancini (above) delivered 31 points the shots started dropping in the second half as Floyd improved its shooting percentage from 37.9 to 42.9 percent and the free throw percentage improved from 33.3 percent in the first half to 70.6 percent in the second.

Floyd never opened up a lead of more than eight points.  Molly Brown hit a critical three pointer late in the second half and then Avancini stepped into front of a George Mason pass and brought it down the court for a crucial layup and Floyd held on to take the victory.

Floyd faces Lancaster for the State Championship at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Siegel Center.