Hillsville on Labor Day weekend: The Mother of all gun shows and flea markets

For 46 years now the Carroll County Gun Show and Flea Market has reigned as the big show on Labor Day in Southwestern Virginia, bringing crowds that estimates say easily top 100,000 to Hillsville, a town of 2,6oo on normal days. Started by Veterans of Foreign Wars Grover King Post 1115 as a fundraiser to […]

Gunfight at the VDoT corral

Floyd County’s Board of Supervisors is not a confrontational government entity. The five members of the board seldom get in anyone’s face. But months of sustained abuse of the county by the re-aligned Virginia Department of Transportation has some members of the board breathing fire and even the county’s mild-mannered County Administrator is fed up. […]