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 slut," she...

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 through...

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 60s....

Here comes the judge…

August also brings us three sessions of Circuit Court, beginning with the usual roundup of trials — or more often the plea bargains that settle the cases without a need to call witnesses or present evidence — probation violations and extended trips to prison from a judge who doesn’t accept repeated promises that criminals gives but seldom keep.

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...

Floydfest: Good crowd, good show

The threat of rain Saturday did not deter the crowd that turned out for Day 4 of FloydFest 2017 and what did fall from the sky provided mostly sprinkles with one short downpour, along with cool temperatures that provided a break from the heat. A large throng cheered...