Tag: Floyd County

Musings

A busy, busy Tuesday for Floyd County news

For the Floyd Press reporter assigned to cover the Supervisors and the Court, Tuesday are normally busy days.  Since I also photograph high school sports, this Tuesday would be a monster day. Lots of things to do on a busy Tuesday in Floyd County. Floyd County Supervisors face public hearing Tuesday night on two financial

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Sports

Hollandsworth misses cut in her first pro match

Floyd County is born and Virginia Tech golfer Amanda Hollandsworth, who finished 5th at the NCAA national golf tournament this year, missed the cut by eight strokes Saturday morning after a bogie-free seven holes to finish her round after weather suspended play Friday in the Women’s Open in Charleston, SC. Hollandsworth shot three under par

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Musings

As a Floyd County resident, how do you rank?

Who are the residents of Floyd County, Virginia? According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates for the current year, we are 15,795 residents — 95.9 percent white. Genderwise, are just about 50-50: with 49.6 percent women. About one-fifth (20.1 percent) are under age 19 while 22.2 percent are age 65 or older. Hispanic or Latinos

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Entertainment

May ends, June begins with busy weekend

The Little River Run, a motorcycle event at Primland, the Friday Night Jamboree, music at Dogtown and Buffalo Mountain Brewery and lots more for the first weekend of July 2019. Don’t forget the Artesian Market Friday evening and the Farmers Market Saturday on S. Locust  Street in downtown Floyd.   Let’s hope for good weather for

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Musings

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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Musings

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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Musings

American areas where most die from homicide

Metropolitan St. Louis, MO, — the area that includes my wife’s hometown in Belleville, IL and the area where I lived for 12 years — now ranks as the most violent urban area of the nation. CBS News reports St. Louis overtook Detroit as the most violent area in 2017 and now averages 66 homicides

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Weather

Mother Nature: Serial blowhard

UPDATE: The National Weather Service, as planned, dropped the “Wind Advisory” at 6 am Saturday but they replaced it with a “Special Weather Statement for Floyd County.” It reads: …Special Weather Statement For Increased Fire Danger This Afternoon… Gusty westerly winds, combined with low humidity, will again bring an increased risk of brush fires into

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