March arrives like a lamb

March arrives like a lamb

If March comes in like a lamb, the old saying goes, it will go out like a lion. The third month of 2017 arrived damp and reasonably warm at 12:00:01 a.m. after a February that was nothing like winter here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. The...
Two events shared common concern

Two events shared common concern

Two events in Floyd this weekend shared a central concern: A focused assault on freedoms that are supposed to be guaranteed in the Constitution’s First Amendment. On Saturday, a large crowd gathered at the Eco-Center on Franklin Pike for “A Celebration of...
How a new bank name evolved

How a new bank name evolved

The new logo of Skyline National Bank, now the name of the combined forces of Bank of Floyd and Grayson National Bank, was designed by a bearded, tattooed Harley Davidson riding designer who — bank president Allan Funk says — made him think of Floyd. Funk...
Bank of Floyd is now Skyline National

Bank of Floyd is now Skyline National

Skyline National Bank is now the new name of the merged Bank of Floyd and Grayson National Bank, which combined forces last year. Employees of both banks learned of the new moniker Thursday night at a dinner in Wytheville. Letters went out Friday to customers and...
Weather: Downed trees, power outages

Weather: Downed trees, power outages

The National Weather Service for Blacksburg/Roanoke originally forecast an ultra-frigid Thursday with a high of 18 or so with overnight lows down close to zero. But the thermometer showed 32 on our back porch at 7 a.m. and while it will drop some along with blustery...
Too much hate, too much anger

Too much hate, too much anger

Alan Graf, who started writing a column on current issues for The Floyd Press this year, found himself victim a target of those who don’t like those who express opinions that might differ from theirs. Graf is not a fly-by-night writer of letters to the editor or...