Gay marriage arrives as a pipeline plan departs

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A gay couple looks forward to the future

A wrap to an interesting week locally and statewide.  Invitations are coming in to planned marriages — many from loving couples of the same sex.

Opponents of the ill-advised natural gas pipeline that is proposed to run from a fracking field in West Virginia to a distribution center in Chatham celebrated a decision by the Mountain Valley Pipeline partners to avoid Floyd County.

Assuming another route change doesn’t put it back in Floyd, the gas fight is over here — for now — but Roanoke and Montgomery county residents now face the problems.

Football returns to Floyd County Friday night after a bye week with the Buffaloes facing a tough fight against Radford.  The Buffs are currently 1-4 and looking for a change around.

A rare break this week from Circuit Court’s normally unrelenting glut of drug cases and worse.  The docket currently sits nervously quiet next week as well — just as well since the county board of supervisors meets on the same day next Tuesday.  Circuit Court returns with a vengeance for the third week of October.

Speaking of October, the autumn change is upon us up on the Blue Ridge Parkway and elsewhere in our mountains.  Sadly, so is a lot of rain, which could spoil shooting images.  We will see.

October is upon us.  Not much time left for 2014.

A speaker at a Board of Supervisors meeting talking about a proposed pipeline in Floyd County.
A speaker at a Board of Supervisors meeting talking about a proposed pipeline in Floyd County.

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