Author: DOUG THOMPSON

Politics attracts too many angry bloodsuckers

It would be nice to blame the crappy weather we’ve had this year for putting a damper on this Christmas season. The sideshow in Washington with the guaranteed impeachment of Donald Trump next week, making him just the third president to reach that sordid level, and the sham trial in a Senate that cares nothing

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A Friday the 13th gift from Mother Nature

Friday the 13th arrived overnight with freezing rain and sleet, closing Floyd County Public Schools while many schools in surrounding countries posted delayed openings. A winter weather advisory, issued by the National Weather Service Office in Blacksburg, went into effect at midnight Thursday and runs through 3 p.m. Friday with warnings from the Virginia State

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Busy weekend as Christmas time’s a comin

Lots of pre-Christmas events for this weekend plus The Junior Sisk Band at the Floyd Country Store on Saturday night, Butch Robins Band at Dogtown on Friday evening, the Madrigal Dinner at Floyd County High School (also on Friday) and much more at music venues like Buffalo Mountain Brewery, Dogtown Roadhouse, and Wildwood Farms General

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Lady Buffaloes stomp 60-15 Auburn at home

Because of stitches from surgery on my left arm the day before, I  could only shoot photos in the first part of the Lady Buffaloes-Auburn game at the Floyd County High School game Friday evening but the ladies appeared in control of the match by the end of the first quarter and went on to

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Three Lady Buffs named to VHSL all-star Class 2 volleyball team

Senior Haylee Dalton of the Floyd County High School varsity volleyball team was named to the first team of the Virginia High School League Class 2 state team Thursday. Sister Kenzee Dalton and Madison Ramey made the second team. The Lady Buffaloes came within one game of making the state final match last month with

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Weekend activities: ‘Tis the season to be folly

Crisp, cold weather greets the holiday partygoers and shoppers this weekend in and around Floyd. Gusty overnight winds ease Thursday as temperatures rise a bit to the mid-40s Thursday before dipping back down to near freezing overnight, then 50 degrees on Friday and 43 on Saturday and Sunday. Good times to be inside as much

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