Ringing in 2017

Lots of food, music and dancing at the annual Floyd Country Store New Year’s Eve dinner and dance with a packed dance floor for music and fun that rung out the old year and rang in 2017.

Old year out, new year in

With calendar year 2016 coming to an end at midnight Saturday, the usual attempt to look back at the previous 12 months is a mixture of grief, gratitude, anger, happiness and relief. Amy and I felt the pain of  loss of too many people in 2016, including some she or I have known over the […]

Shooting, firing and sex topped 2016 news

We head into the final week of 2016, finishing the year in controversy but heading into another 12 months of much concern, controversy and consternation.

In Floyd County, we wrap up a year that saw a shooting of a deputy, firing of a controversial school superintendent, news of sexual abuse by a hardware store employee in Harrisonburg who talked a county high school student to pose nude and pleasure herself on a webcam and smartphone and merger of Floyd’s local bank with one in Grayson County.

Dancing the old year out the door

New Year’s Eve for 2015 proved popular in Floyd where crowds filled the Floyd Country Store to hear and dance to the music of the Dry Hill Draggers and another large crowd overflowed Dogtown Road House just down a little further on South Locust Street. Those who made it to midnight and beyond provided a […]