A powerhouse offensive show

    Floyd County High School’ girls’ varsity softball team last week put on an incredible offensive show against Eastern Montgomery. By the time umpires called the game in the 5th inning, the Lady Buffs piled up a 17-0 lead behind the no-hit pitching of senior Amber Ingram (left), who also accounted for six runs […]

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 […]

Thar she blows…

Yep. That’s wind you hear howling outside the door this morning. High wind warnings from the National Weather Service include: The wind warning covers Alleghany; Bath; Bland; Botetourt; Carroll; City of Buena Vista; City of Covington; City of Galax; City of Lexington; City of Radford; City of Roanoke; City of Salem; Clifton Forge; Craig; Floyd; […]

Happy Anniversary My Love

Nobody really gave us a chance: The once-married, hard-living and even harder-drinking newspaperman and the young actress who made a name for herself as the resident heroine on the Goldenrod Showboat in St. Louis. When they started dating, the skeptics said he was just after another conquest and she was…well..nobody was really sure what she […]