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New Year’s Eve in Floyd County

In Floyd County, the music at parties for New Year’s Eve Wednesday night ranged from The Grateful Dead to traditional, old-time tunes along with some gospel.

Deadheads flocked to Pine Tavern to dance to The Kind while The Zephyr Lightning Bolts and The Route 8 Ramblers provided old-time tunes and gospel at The Floyd Country Store. Those who wanted to party also found music at Rays and other locations.

Some celebrated the arrival 0f 2015 with libations while others enjoyed non-alcoholic beverages like Sparkling cider and grape juice.

And while crowds packed Times Square in New York, the streets of Floyd were empty with those celebrated inside where it was warm.

Happy New Year from us at Blue Ridge Muse and welcome to 2015.

Buffaloes lose tough champ round

Floyd County’s Varsity Buffaloes basketball team was 0-7 going into the First Bank of Virginia Christmas Tournament at Max Meadows but notched the team’s first two victories¬† to reach the finals against Radford Tuesday night and came close to winning it all. After falling well behind early in the first half, the Buffs outscored Radford…

Lady Buffs beat Franklin

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes basketball teams took victories over Franklin County at home Tuesday night with the varsity outscoring their nearby rivals 2-1: 72-36. The Lady Buffs took the lead early and never looked back.¬† Emily Booth led scoring with 15 points, including two 3-point scores.¬† Floyd dropped in five triples to just…

Several seek county offices

As local elections take center stage in Floyd County and throughout the Old Dominion in 2015, voters here will have a variety of choices for races where incumbents are retiring or have moved on to other positions.