We ain't going anywhere.

“So sorry to hear you’re shutting down Blue Ridge Muse,” The lady said the other morning at Blue Ridge Restaurant. “We will miss it.” Whoa. Stop the presses. Hold up a stop sign.  I’m doing what? “I heard at a meeting the other day that you are shutting down Blue Ridge Muse and giving up […]

We ain’t going anywhere.

“So sorry to hear you’re shutting down Blue Ridge Muse,” The lady said the other morning at Blue Ridge Restaurant. “We will miss it.” Whoa. Stop the presses. Hold up a stop sign.  I’m doing what? “I heard at a meeting the other day that you are shutting down Blue Ridge Muse and giving up […]

Trials and tribulations of small town journalism

As a newspaperman who covers the courts and government for the local paper in a small town and rural county, the odds are strong that I will write about people I know. Sometimes I even have to write about myself. I’ve had to write about people I know when they are charged with a crime, […]

Bittersweet moment for Alan Cantrell, Floyd County

Floyd County said “thank you” to retiring girl’s varsity basketball coach Alan Cantrell at the last home game of the season Thursday night. It was a bittersweet moment for the coach with the best record in Virginia high school girls basketball history. He received a standing ovation from the crowd and a chair “that he […]