Floydfest: Good crowd, good show

The threat of rain Saturday did not deter the crowd that turned out for Day 4 of FloydFest 2017 and what did fall from the sky provided mostly sprinkles with one short downpour, along with cool temperatures that provided a break from the heat. A large throng cheered Railroad Earth Saturday night.  Sunday’s wrap of […]

Rain doesn’t dampen FloydFest fun

Rain continues to plague FloydFest 2017 as on-and-off storms came on Friday and the forecast for Saturday predicts showers in the afternoon and early evening. Some attendees scrambled for cover when the water fell.  Others took it in stride as they danced and parties. “Hey, it cooled down some and that helps,” says Jonnie Brook […]

Living on Floyd Time? Yeah, right

Call this a week that violates all claims of “living on Floyd time.” Monday came with a trip down to Roanoke to cover a sentencing hearing in federal court — a hearing that explains a lot about what has been happening with one of our local businesses.  A visit to a short story on the […]

It’s FloydFest week

FloydFest 2017 arrives this week, bringing music fans from around the world to this corner of Southwestern Virginia. With campers arriving in force Wednesday and music beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Mad Iguana on the Pink Floyd Garden Stage, the festival kicks off five days of music and activities. Weather for the five days looks […]

A hot weekend before FloydFest arrives

  The upcoming weekend is the last before FloydFest opens its run for 2017 just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and the area in and around Floyd is expected to be hot with visits by those pesky thunderstorms that are part of our weather patterns this summer. It will be hot this weekend but 10 […]