Author: DOUG THOMPSON

Remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The inspirational words Rev. Bill Lee, pastor of Loudoun Avenue Christian Church in Roanoke for 39 years before retiring in 2016, invoked the words and memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday morning at the Second Annual Celebration of King’s life at the Floyd County High School Auditorium. Rev. Lee reminded the crowd that

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Beat the winter blues with some weekend fun

The Old Dominion kicks off a four-day weekend as many county and state offices closed Friday for Lee-Jackson Day and the federal holiday for the birthday of Martin Luther King arrives on Monday. Good time to find a warm place to have some weekend fun.

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Varsity basketball Buffaloes deliver rare loss to Radford

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes varsity basketball boys team put the Radford Bobcats’ 51-game Three Rivers District winning streak to an end with a solid 71-61 victory in the Floyd home court Wednesday night. The Bobcats, who had not lost a district game since January 2015, also found their overall winning streak Saturday night when

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Fog, wind and warm weather: An odd winter mix

A foggy, windy day for the area with a “special weather statement” and a high wind warning from the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg. “Locally dense fog” for the morning hours and a “wind advisory” join higher temperatures for Saturday. First, the fog: …Foggy Conditions Along The Ridges To Impact Travel… Locally dense fog

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Warm times, some rain, for music, weekend fun

Nippy weather — and the brief bout with snow and ice on Tuesday — give way to warmer days and nights, starting Friday and extending into next week for Floyd County and surrounding areas. Highs in the 50s on Fridays, rain is expected Saturday but the thermometer is forecast to hit 62 with an overnight

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Varsity, JV Lady Buffaloes sweep Glenvar

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes varsity and JV basketball squads took down Glenvar at the FCHS gym Tuesday night. The JV Lady Buffs routed the Highlanders by 47 points with a final score of 58-11. Varsity Lady Buffs appeared for a similar lopsided victory, leading by 12 points early in the first quarter and

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