More jobs lost in Southwest Virginia

More job losses for The Roanoke Times, my first daily newspaper gig back in the 1960s. In August, the paper will move its printing operations to Lynchburg, where it will be printed by the News & Advance press.  Print advertising inserts of sale items will be handled by The Richmond Times Dispatch.  Both papers, like […]

Floyd Press owner buys more Virginia papers

BH Media, the conglomerate that owns the Floyd Press, Roanoke Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch and more than 30 other newspapers in the country added the Martinsville Bulletin and the Franklin News-Post to its collection this week. Both newspapers were owned by Haskell Newspapers.  BH Media is the 11th largest newspaper chain in the nation and is […]

Oh no, don’t let the rain come down…

…I’m playing my tennis match and I might drown. Hard driving rain — and it some cases hail — fell on parts of Floyd County Friday afternoon but the bulk of the wet stuff missed Floyd County high school and allowed a softball, baseball and tennis events to continue as scheduled. A brief shower didn’t […]

Floyd County High School football

The sights and sounds of high school football signaled the approaching end of summer Friday night at Floyd County High School in a scrimmage benefit match between the Buffaloes and the Blue Knights of Grayson County. The season kicks off Friday, August 26, when FCHS hosts Christiansburg. More photos in next week’s Floyd Press.

Taxing times

As my story in today’s Floyd Press explains, the county Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Monday night to hike taxes substantially for the upcoming fiscal years — raising the real estate tax rate five cents to 53 cents per $100 in assessed valuation and personal property taxes 75 cents to $3.45 per $100. This means […]