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Spring Fever arrives


Springtime on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Woke up with a fever this morning.

Spring fever.

After a nice and snow-melting Saturday, the thermometer again appears ready to tackle the high 50s or early 60s today, the high 60s on Monday and 70 on Tuesday.

Raging Spring fever here and a long overdue case of the disease for all of us.

Winter will throw in another gasp early Thursday morning with lows in the upper teens and a projected high of 37 but the mercury goes back up with highs of 57 on Friday and 60 again on Saturday.

Is Spring here?  Yes, for a while, but March often is a finicky month and some surprises could still be in store.

Long-range forecasts suggest some snow is waiting for us on St. Patrick’s Day.

What else can you expect from the Irish — a group that honors a Saint who isn’t for reason they never quite understand but, as always, are willing to fight and die for them anyway.

(PUBLIC DISCLOSURE NOTE: Although the author of this article is primarily a mix of Scottish and Seminole, there is some Black Irish in there too.)

A SW Virginia state final

When the Virginia Group 2A girls regional championship series began this year, those who make prognostications about the final outcomes predicted that, when all was said and done, Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes would face Brunswick in the state final in Richmond next weekend. But basketball, like so many sports, is a game of twists,

Lose an hour Sat. night

The semi-annual gamesmanship with clocks has its Spring fling at 2 a.m. Sunday as most of the nation, including all of Virginia, springs forward one hour for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. In theory, DST makes the day longer.  Of course it doesn’t.  It just puts the end of daylight an hour later and

Here comes the sun

The sun set over the snowy landscape of Floyd County Friday evening and Saturday is expected to dawn with new promises of warmer weather and approaching springlike temperatures. With temperatures Saturday expected into the upper 50s and then flirting with higher 60s and possibly 70 on Tuesday, Spring fever is sure to hit. But another