A busy weekend awaits us

The last weekend in June brings The Floyd Fandango, the Annual House & Garden Tour, another chapter of Floyd Small Town Summer and the Relay for Life as well as much more. Keep your umbrellas handy as the National Weather Service in Blacksburg predicts scattered thunderstorms for Friday and a higher chance on Saturday on […]

Hot places to go on a cold weekend

A lot of hot events on a cold weekend in and around Floyd. Retail outlooks throughout the country are participating in “Shop Floyd for the Holidays” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with specials featured on the Floyd Visitor Center website. Floyd Community Theatre Guild presents Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House at the June Bug […]

FloydFest X should be the best ever

FloydFest starts Thursday — four days of music, arts, crafts and community. The summertime happening on a farm in Patrick County just off the Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates 10 years with a varied musical lineup that promises to the best one yet. The festival has grown into a popular event that brings thousands to the […]

Typos and other great mistakes of the world

Recently, I’ve come under fire for the large number of misspellings, typographical errors and grammatical mistakes on the pages of this web site. For a long-time journalist who once typed 125 words a minutes, living in a world where the typing speed is down to about 20 wpm with the accompanying mistakes, this period of […]

Well, it was nice while it lasted

The talking heads say the temperatures will drop 20-25 degrees tonight after two nice, unseasonably warm days. Sure was nice while it lasted. But at least that’s the bad news.  The next week, while colder, will be drier without snow until the possibility until later in the week. Lows in the 20s and highs in […]