Ringing in 2017

Lots of food, music and dancing at the annual Floyd Country Store New Year’s Eve […]

Old year out, new year in

With calendar year 2016 coming to an end at midnight Saturday, the usual attempt to […]

Lady Buffs action: One win, one loss

The tough unbeaten Martinsville Bulldogs stayed unbeaten Thursday night as they downed the Floyd County […]

Favorite photos of 2016

End of the year.  Time to select favorite photos of the past 12 months.  I […]

Too young, too soon to die

The death of 60-year-old actress and author Carrie Fisher from a heart attack suffered on a plane while traveling from London to Los Angeles became the latest reminder of the mortality that all of us face.

Most of the funerals I have attended in the past dozen years have been for those younger.

God, we are told, has a plan for all of us. If so, why does an alcoholic newspaperman who spent too much time working in the sordid world of politics survive why others who appear far more deserving of life do not?

Christmas is over, nastiness returns

Fights and disturbances broke out in shopping malls around America on the day after Christmas Monday.

In Chicago, police report 61 people shot with 11 killed in various incidents in the city over the holiday weekend.

Here in Floyd County, a local minister took to Facebook to warn all of us that a “second coming” is just around the corner and we sinners had better get our affairs in order.

Shooting, firing and sex topped 2016 news

We head into the final week of 2016, finishing the year in controversy but heading into another 12 months of much concern, controversy and consternation.

In Floyd County, we wrap up a year that saw a shooting of a deputy, firing of a controversial school superintendent, news of sexual abuse by a hardware store employee in Harrisonburg who talked a county high school student to pose nude and pleasure herself on a webcam and smartphone and merger of Floyd’s local bank with one in Grayson County.

Merry Christmas from us to you

From Amy and I, our best wishes for a Merry Christmas or, depending on your preferences/beliefs, a happy season to honor and rejoice.

It is a special time to honor our beliefs and values.

This has been a challenging year.

May 2017 bring all that we need and cherish.

Be safe, be happy and be well.

Dreaming of a rainy Christmas?

In you’re holding out for White Christmas in our little part of America and the […]

So much for the Christmas spirit…

An obscenity-shouting white woman in Louisville, Kentucky, this week screamed at a an apparent Hispanic […]

Buddy, can you spare a tire?

Spare tires used to be an integral part of cars. No more. Now the American […]

Exposing fake news

With temperatures headed into the 50s today, the up and down range of warm and […]