Jobs, dollars promised by pipeline partners

The partners for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline that was originally scheduled to run through Floyd County but shifted to nearby Roanoke County claims millions of dollars in tax and other economic benefits along with thousands of jobs. The pipeline would run from a fracking operation in West Virginia through Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke, Franklin and […]

Gay marriage arrives as a pipeline plan departs

A wrap to an interesting week locally and statewide.  Invitations are coming in to planned marriages — many from loving couples of the same sex. Opponents of the ill-advised natural gas pipeline that is proposed to run from a fracking field in West Virginia to a distribution center in Chatham celebrated a decision by the […]

Pipeline’s effect on Floyd County

Want to know what construction of a 42-inch natural gas pipeline will bring to Floyd County?  Just take a look above. Yep, that’s the swath of destruction that such a pipeline would bring to the landscape, view shed and scenery of the county. Not to mention the danger to the county’s already-fragile water supply and […]

Pipeline battle heats up in Floyd

The proposed natural gas pipeline through Floyd County got a double hit Thursday morning with page one stories in The Floyd Press and The Roanoke Times. Both articles highlight the efforts of Mara Robbins and others in opposing the 42-inch gas transmission line that would run from West Virginia to Chatham in Pittsylvania County and […]

Stopping a proposed gas pipeline in Floyd County

Are Floyd Countians concerned about a proposed natural gas transmission pipeline going through the area? From the size of the crowd attending Thursday night’s informational meeting at the Floyd Country Store, the answer would have to be: “Damn right.” Speakers included Radford University professor Bill Kovarik, who told the crowd that Floyd Countians are doing […]