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...
Floydfest: Good crowd, good show

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...
Rain doesn’t dampen FloydFest fun

Rain doesn’t dampen FloydFest fun

Rain continues to plague FloydFest 2017 as on-and-off storms came on Friday and the forecast for Saturday predicts showers in the afternoon and early evening. Some attendees scrambled for cover when the water fell.  Others took it in stride as they danced and parties....