Author: DOUG THOMPSON

Veterans: Thank you for your service

Each year, it seems, we have fewer and fewer veterans to honor for their service. Some have died from old age, others from lingering injuries or illnesses caused by their service to their country. Too many commit suicide.

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Immigrants now a driving force in Virginia

While drinking coffee at The Floyd Country Store this week, a couple of days after the Tuesday elections that put Democrats in solid control of Virginia’s government, a couple sitting in the booth behind me were not happy with the results. “Did you see a Muslim won a state senate seat in Henrico County? What

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Remembering my cow encounter seven years ago

Seven years ago today saw warmer than normal weather for November, so I packed my cameras in a bag secured to the luggage rack of my Harley Davidson Super Glide and rode up to Riverheads High School South of Staunton for the first round of state football playoffs for the Floyd County Buffaloes. On the

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Volleyball Lady Buffs win a tough battle with Giles

It took five games but Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes volleyball squad beat the Giles Spartans Thursday night in Narrows to take their second win in the Region 2C playoffs. Girls won the first game 25-21 but came back to take the second match 25-22 and the third 25-19 but Giles tied up the

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Music and more for this weekend

Second weekend of November brings cooler weather and perhaps a chance of snow. It also brings many things to do for fun and entertainment in and around Floyd. The Lady Buffaloes volleyball squad heads for Pearisburg Thursday for a second-round regional match against Giles. The Fork Mountain Ramblers play at Buffalo Mountain Brewery in Floyd.

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Lady Buffs open Region 2C playoffs with win

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes varsity volleyball team easily dispatched Nelson County Tuesday night at home with a 3-0 straight-set win and will face Three Rivers District rival Giles Thursday in Narrows for the second round of Region 2C Playoff action. Giles beat James River in Pearisburg on Tuesday.

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Today’s vote could change Virginia’s General Assembly

The votes by Virginians this Tuesday are being watched by political analysts and pundits around the country. The local elections of 2019 can decide control of the state government or it can signal that problems of Gov. Ralph Northam and his fellow Democrats have suffered one scandal too many. If control the General Assembly in

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