Big basketball wins at home, on the road

Floyd County’s Buffaloes and Lady Buffs delivered a double knockout blow against the Giles Spartans Wednesday night with the boys beating the Spartans 78-63 before a home crowd while the ladies bested the Giles team 81-47 in Pearisburg. At the FCHS gym, the boys broke a tie early in the game and recovered more than […]

Another year of this crap?

So much for the best laid plans of mice, men and photographers. My plan to return to the basketball court to photograph the Chance Harman Memorial Classic Saturday night became a victim of the chance of bad weather. Snow postponed the event, just as snow postponed so many planned events for the weekend. The year […]

Two-wheeled therapy

Some people ride motorcycles for sport, others for recreation and still others as a hobby. I ride for two reasons: Transportation and therapy. Transportation is why my 2009 Super Glide — purchased 18 months ago — has more than 32,000 miles on the odometer. Therapy is why I can head out early in the morning […]

NASCAR's fading glory

When Amy and I attended the inaugural Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis in 1994, a NASCAR official arrogantly predicted the race would “be bigger than the Indy 500 in the coming years.” An overflow crowd of more than 300,000 packed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that year. A decade and a half later, empty seats outnumbered those […]

Are we trying too hard to save Floyd?

The debate this week over fees proposed for out-of-town musicians and regional or national acts at the upcoming Floyd Town Jubilee highlights how money is becoming such a dominating consideration and might threaten some of the things that have made the music scene in Floyd so unique. Money, and fights over it, has a nasty […]