Buffs take Conference volleyball title

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes took the Conference 38 volleyball final Thursday night with a 3-1 win over Glenvar but they had to come back from a 22-17 deficit in the fourth game. Riley Underwood had 16 kills and 37 digs, Haley Avencini blocked eight shows and Cassie Muncie added 6 digs. More photos and […]

New feature: Voice of the people

Starting with the new year, Blue Ridge Muse will provide a monthly video report on public comments at the Floyd County Board of Supervisors regular meetings and also at public hearings. The nature of news reporting, both in print and visually, provides only an overview of what happens or is said at these meetings.  Our […]

Osama bin Laden deserved to die

Normally, I wouldn’t cheer the death of a human being but the killing of master terrorist Osama bin Laden by a team of Navy SEALs Sunday was a well-deserved, justifiable homicide of the man who planned the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Friends were among those killed at both […]

Liars, damn liars and Anthem Blue Cross

Eleven months ago, my weight — which has grown steadily over the past few years — hit a knee-staggering 280 pounds. My doctor warned me that my blood sugar had reached the bottom threshold to signal a threat for diabetes. She recommended I deal with the problem immediately. I listened and went on a weight […]

In search of…a non-partisan America

Put 300-plus miles on my motorcycle Saturday, riding mountain roads and stopping only for gas and to view the beauty of a country that I love, have served, and now appear doomed to mourn. On my Harley, I’m removed from the mind-numbing tsunami of political propaganda of cable TV, Internet chatter and radio rancor. While […]