Tag: Virginia

Grin and bear it

The black form on the side of the road on U.S. 221 near Bent Mountain early Sunday morning was too large for a cat as I approached it on my motorcycle around 7:30 a.m. while riding to Buchanan for breakfast. It was a black bear cub, ambling along the road.  If mama  bear was around,

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What is racism?

Floyd resident Rob Neukirch, the male half of a mixed-race couple who are proud parents of Preston and Cooper Neukirch, says he ran into what he feels is racism in Floyd last Friday night. Neukirch ran into Tim Boone who promoting a motorcycle poker run to hype the Confederate Flag that is under fire from

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Virginia is not for all lovers

New signs at entrances to the Old Dominion have scrapped the timeworn Cardinals and Dogwoods for the slogan: “Virginia is for lovers.”

Really? All lovers? Or just certain ones?

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Goodbye to Terpenny

Floyd Town Manager Lance Terpenny is retiring from his job at the end of the year and the Town Council hosted a going away party Thursday evening after the final council meeting of the month and year. Terpenny, who took over the town manager position after a long tenure in the same position in Christiansburg,

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Longtime Sheriff Zeman is retiring

The Floyd Press this morning confirms a story that has been circulating to some in the country:  Sheriff Shannon Zeman is retiring when his current term expires at the end of next year. Editor Wanda Combs interviewed Zeman this week and provides an excellant report on the Sheriff’s decision to end his long and successful

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Into the darkness without power

Update: At 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night, 3,495 customers of Appalachian Power Company remained without power. That figure topped the list of outages for the area.  Montgomery County was second with 1,506 and Carroll County third at 1,253.  Throughout Southwestern Virginia, the outages totaled 8,150. At 6:50 p.m., Floyd County had more than 62 percent of

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Ed Gillespie concedes defeat in Senate race

Virginia Republican Senate challenger Ed Gillespie conceded defeat to Democratic incumbent Mark Warner Friday after the latest vote totals showed a margin of more than 16,000 votes. The vote margin put Warner’s victory close to the one percent mark and while that would have allowed Gillespie the right to request a recount, any margin of

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