New week with a lot going on

New week with a lot going on

Busy week with the beginning of a new court term, drug court, grand jury and a mess of cases before Floyd County Circuit Court Tuesday, along with the opening meeting of 2019 for Supervisors. High school sports kick off the week with girls basketball (middle school,...
Three days, four news stories

Three days, four news stories

  Spent the best riding day so far of this 2018 sitting on my ass in Floyd County Circuit Court covering a jury trial of a 51-year-old man accused of sexually molesting a seven-year old girl back in 2010 in a barn along Buffalo Mountain Road. My hopes for a day...
Law abiding?  Not really

Law abiding? Not really

“You should stop writing about people not obeying the law,” said a man who stopped by my table over breakfast at the Blue Ridge Cafe recently.  “Most of us are law-abiding citizens.” I thanked him for his comments and wrote down his name.  ...
Living on Floyd Time? Yeah, right

Living on Floyd Time? Yeah, right

Call this a week that violates all claims of “living on Floyd time.” Monday came with a trip down to Roanoke to cover a sentencing hearing in federal court — a hearing that explains a lot about what has been happening with one of our local...
Sometimes it hurts to cover the news

Sometimes it hurts to cover the news

After a day covering cases in Floyd County Circuit Court recently, a family member of a defendant who deputies led away to begin a prison sentence stopped me and demanded to know “what gives you the right to write about this case?  It is none of your...