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Thar she blows

UPDATE (7 P.M.): The National Weather Service has raised the high wind warning to sustained gusts possible up to 80 miles per hour. Power outages in the region have hit 9,000 with Henry and Bedford Counties the hardest hit. The wind gauge in our back yard shows gusts up to 52 miles per hour and

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Musings

If you think it’s bad here…

…be glad you’re not in Washington where Mom Nature is dumping 30 inches of snow on a city that grinds to a halt when an inch covers the ground. The storm that dropped about a foot on us here in Southwestern Virginia blasted the National Capital Region with a major blizzard that has shut down

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Widespread power outages

The third major snowstorm of this winter of extremes knocked out power to more than 42,000 homes in businesses in Virginia with Patrick and Henry County hardest hit while owner scattered outages were reported in Floyd County. Appalachian Electric Power (AEP) said more than 20,000 Henry County customers remained without power this morning while 7,500

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Bittersweet moment for Alan Cantrell, Floyd County

Floyd County said “thank you” to retiring girl’s varsity basketball coach Alan Cantrell at the last home game of the season Thursday night. It was a bittersweet moment for the coach with the best record in Virginia high school girls basketball history. He received a standing ovation from the crowd and a chair “that he

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Faces of Floyd

A national honor and playing with the master

Two of Mike Mitchell’s music students got the chance to play on stage with the legendary Wayne Henderson Wednesday as the Floyd County Store and Virginia’s Crooked Road took to the national stage for special recognition by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Hannah and Laurel Brooke joined Henderson on stage at the Country Store

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