A heart-breaking setback

As late as Tuesday night, we looked forward to Wednesday as a banner day when we would move my 86-year-old and increasingly immobile mother from rehab into an assisted living facility as the next step in her recovery from a fall at home six weeks ago. Then the phone rang before dawn Wednesday. Instead of […]

A bad sign of the times

Gang graffiti using tags of notorious and dangerous street gangs have appeared in Floyd County with the latest spray-painted on the side of a wall at The Village Green on Main Street. “MM — Blood 4 Life” is, according to the Virginia State Police, a tag for a Bloods African American gang operating out of […]