Author: DOUG THOMPSON

Benefit game kicks off football action in Floyd

The Floyd County High School varsity Buffaloes “benefit” game against Galax Friday evening lets fans get a glimpse of the new season of players taking the field and work out any late kinks before kicking the season off “officially” against Christiansburg at home next Friday. A “benefit” game means charging admission and the money collected

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Rubber Ducks, Whitetop Mountain Band & more for weekend

The Rubber Ducks hit the water Saturday on this last weekend of August 2019 with the Chamber of Commerce Annual Rubber Duck Race On the Water on Little River on Thunderstruck.  Saturday evening brings the Whitetop Mountain Band to The Floyd Country Store and the Wildmans at Dogtown — all part of the music and

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How many photos taken over the years? I have no idea.

In an exchange of emails from a woman who came across some of my photos on a website, she asked: “Do you know how many photos you have taken over the years?” “I have no idea,” I replied. “Hundreds of thousands, probably. Possibly more than a million.” My first published photo in a newspaper was

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Golf, football, volleyball, crime & ducks in a busy week

Quiet here in the country?  Don’t think so! High school sports is in full swing. Floyd County High School’s varsity golf team plays Radford on the road Monday at the River Court by the New River.  Match starts at 4 pm. The JV golfers tee off against Galax Tuesday at Blue Ridge Country Club at

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Tractors, heat and fun on a Saturday ride

Some 90 or so tractors and hundreds of passengers toured the roads of Floyd County Saturday in the 13th Annual Tractor Fun Run. A large crowd lined Main Street of Floyd as the caravan roared through town shortly after the 10 a.m. start and headed north on Locust Street, then right on Needmore Lane and

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FCHS Lady Buffs take on Auburn Eagles in benefit

Lots of action Thursday night in the benefit volleyball game between the Floyd County Lady Buffaloes and Auburn Eagles. The match, which raises funds for the Virginia High School League and the athletic programs of Floyd and Auburn, is the last warmup for the volleyball varsity and junior varsity squads before the start of the

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Circus, tractors, music and more this weekend

Cirque du Floyd hits the stage at Chantilly Farm with breath-taking acts on the wire, along with juggling and more. The sound of tractors in the air this weekend for the annual Tractor Run as one of the primary tools of farm use tour the county. And, of yes, there is music:  Small Town Summer

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Volleyball action returns in new school year

On the first day of school Tuesday, volleyball action also began in the gym after classes with a scrimmage between the Floyd County Lady Buffaloes and the George Wythe Maroons. The JV Lady Buffs came from behind in three matches to win convincingly and the varsity did the same in their first match before the

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The start of school daze in Floyd County

First day of school, on just 13 days into August, brought both smiles and frowns from students heading into Floyd County High School and the elementary school. School buses and parents brought kids to school and were met by a reception line that included principal Barry Hollandsworth, the assistant principals and teachers, directing them to

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The season for high school sports begins

Watch out for school buses on Floyd County roads beginning Tuesday of this week as classes begin for the 2019-20 school year. High school sports are underway as the varsity Buffaloes golf team heads for Cliff View Golf Club in Covington for a match with Allegheny High. Volleyball scrimmages begin Tuesday with George Wythe coming

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