Here comes the weekend

Is Summer winding down? Good question.  Floyd County Public Schools open on Thursday, August 10, of next week.  Athletic practices have already begun. But wait.  The Galax Old Time Fiddler’s Convention kicks off Sunday when the campgrounds open and continues through next week with the finale next Saturday. The Mother of all Flea Market comes […]

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 […]

Rain drops in on FloydFest 2017

The weather forecast said a chance of scattered thunderstorms for Thursday afternoon and the second day of FloydFest 2017. The storm came and the rain fell, sending attendees inside to wait out the deluge so the fun could continue. Friday’s Day 3 has a “severe thunderstorm” forecast with a 90 percent chance of precipitation before […]