An event intruder

A loud visitor helped Floyd County government kick off the new, and presently unoccupied, Innovation Center at the Economic Development Park on Christiansburg Pike Monday. The Navy Prowler was one of two that screamed low overhead for early in the speeches by various county officials. With an increase of air strikes in Iraq and Syria […]


Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an all-but-missing entity in Floyd County since the department reorganized and shut down the Hillsville residency office earlier this year and transferred us to the Christiansburg residency. Since the reorganization and forced retirement of longtime resident administrator Bob Beasley, VDOT can’t be bothered with sending a representative to meet […]

Raindrops keep falling on my dread

Like an idiot, I believed the “meteorologists” who predicted Monday’s thunderstorms would strike in late afternoon so I rode my motorcycle to my mother’s assisted living facility in Radford to pick up some clothes to take to her at the rehab center where she is trying to recover from a broken hip. Dark, ominous clouds […]

Back to school

After a brutal winter that left some Southwestern Virginia school systems closed for an entire month, administrators aren’t taking any chances. Students return to school in Floyd County this morning, joining their counterparts in other counties who started even earlier. The early start will give school systems plenty of “snow days” to bank is another […]

The Floyd County motorcycle mafia

Lance Terpenny’s controversial move to the Floyd Town Manager’s job after his ouster from a similar post in Christiansburg adds another player to the county’s growing motorcycle mafia — an increasing group of government officials, business leaders and other prominent citizens who ride. Terpenny not only owns three Harley-Davidsons (two customized Softails and a restored […]