The death spiral with crystal meth

The death spiral with crystal meth

Dana (not her real name) turned 18 a month ago and decided it was time to talk about how she lived her life as a high school student experimenting with crystal methamphetamine, sex with boys and sometime with other girls. “Someone like you may think I’m a...
Here comes the weekend

Here comes the weekend

Is Summer winding down? Good question.  Floyd County Public Schools open on Thursday, August 10, of next week.  Athletic practices have already begun. But wait.  The Galax Old Time Fiddler’s Convention kicks off Sunday when the campgrounds open and continues...
A decent weather week ahead

A decent weather week ahead

Last week, we saw threats of rain for several days.  This week looks mostly dry. Tuesday’s forecast from the National Weather Service shows partly cloudy conditions with a high temperature of about 80, a 10 percent chance of precipitation and humidity in the...
Here comes the judge…

Here comes the judge…

  August, the last full month of summer, arrives at a time when public schools in Floyd County and other parts of the region starts at mid-month, the old-time fiddlers and those who practice bluegrass and traditional old-time music gather in Galax for their...
A good, relaxed FloydFest

A good, relaxed FloydFest

FloydFest 2017 wrapped up Sunday with music from Marty Stuart and his band on the Main Stage on a sunny afternoon in a good year for the annual event just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Floyd-Patrick County line. Even with rain that managed to fall, but not wash...