The move ended attempts to ban such weapons in this year’s Virginia General Assembly by referring it to a commission for “further review.” Maybe next year, maybe never.
Like many Americans — too many say some — I take an opiate painkiller. Three times a day, I down two 50mg Tramadol tablets — a total of 300mg by day’s end — to dampen the pain lingering from a serious motorcycle accident seven years ago. I left the hospital taking the drug and have
Christiansburg town manager Steve Biggs died at 3:41 a.m. Wednesday after shooting himself in the head Tuesday following a four-hour standoff with town police. Biggs, 53, killed himself after a month-long emergency protective order expired. The order came from 23-year-old Rachel Waltz’s claims of harassment and after Biggs issued a stop payment on a $1,000
Blue Ridge Muse operates a web hosting company that provides space for several bloggers, photographer and artists around the area. Equipment upgrades required us to move several of the sites Friday night. Most of the moves went smoothly. Two, however, did not not because of a stupid mistake of mine. When configuring the Domain Name
An area man wanted the 17 year-old boyfriend of his 15 year-old granddaughter charged with statutory rape after his daughter and the girl’s mother discovered suggestive photos of her on her cell phone and the girl admitted her boyfriend took the photos on the day she lost her virginity with him. The girl said she
Two Floyd County deputy sheriffs showed up at Rob Neukirch’s home in town recently with a letter from School Superintendent Kevin Harris. The letter warned Neukich to keep his mouth shut or face expulsion and banishment from school properties. “I will ban you from being on any property owned by the Floyd County School Board
Smartphones are everywhere — in malls, in restaurants, on the street, in driver’s seats (unfortunately) and in the hands of just about every teenager one sees. Parents worry about the use of phones, particularly for texting, limits personal interaction and even face-to-face conversation. Perhaps, but a new study by the Center for Disease Control says
Snow, of sorts, arrived in the area Tuesday with 2-4 inches falling, closing schools and businesses early and leaving roads covered and slick. Schools are closed in Floyd and surrounding counties for Wednesday. The storm that left the area covered in white was supposed to bypass Floyd County for the most part and stay to