Arbogast’s decision to retire

Floyd County School Superintendent Terry Arbogast’s  decision to retire comes amid an escalating controversy over his handling of requests for information from the Board of Supervisors. Arbogast planned to retire this year but then appeared willing to accept the school board’s offer of a new, two-year contract. But the Superintendent tells me he decided in […]

Cops and teachers: Underpaid and under appreciated

Events this week remind of two professions that provide a great service for all of us and get very little in return when it comes to salary and benefits. The tragic shooting of four deputies in Buchanan County — with two dead, one clinging to life and the fourth in serious condition — should send […]

A back room deal by Floyd's school board

It’s damned embarrassing to pick up a copy of The Roanoke Times and find a story that should have been ours.  I have nothing against the Times. I worked there in the 60s. Shawna Morrison, who covers courts, is a good friend. So are some others. But picking up the New River Current this past […]