Category: General

Floyd-Chatham game moved to Rocky Mount at 1 p.m. Saturday

No need Saturday morning to head out for for a long drive to UVa-Wise for a noon Regional basketball game between Floyd County and Chatham. The game is now at 1 p,m. at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, which is more convenient to both teams and their fans. The school is at 700

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An apology tour

Jim Echols, the city editor at The Roanoke Times when I joined the paper in 1965, used to say “there are three sides to every story: Your side, my side and the facts.”

Sometimes I forget that piece of advice when passions overtake reason. I’m guilty of it more often than not and, when you write an opinion column along with covering news, I have a bad habit of getting on roll.

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An apology

A deputy sheriff in Floyd County questioned me about quotes attributed to Kanawha Valley Arena owner Tommy Brown.  He felt the quotes were wrong. I went back to the two sources of the quotes and both admitted they had “heard about” the comments from a third party and did not hear them directly from Mr.

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Lady Buffs aim for a state basketball championship

The Floyd County High School Lady Buffaloes take the court at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center in Richmond shortly before noon Tuesday for yet another appearance in the Region 2A state championship final four and, with a victory, head to the final Wednesday. Getting to the final means beating Clarke County’s Eagles, a tough 28-1

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The return of Clyde Williams

Over the years, the Clyde Williams Band closed out the Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store nearly every weekend.  In later years, the band finished the final set on the last Friday of each month. Illness took Williams and the band off the stage for most of the past year but he prevailed

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Radio Show and more for the weekend

The Floyd Radio Show returns to its monthly, seasonal run through next Spring, providing music, skits, comedy and more at the County Store on the first Saturday of each month. Hosts Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt lead an ensemble cast of regulars and guests for the hour-long show that begins at 7:30 p.m. on stage

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Religion vs. gay marriage

I conclude with this….please do not confuse Presbyterian with any group…it is a denomination and has many branches …some anchored in Gods word…some not. These words ended a post on Facebook Saturday from the pastor of Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church, one of the area’s famous “rock churches” and a house of worship where my grandparents

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Strong stand for Christianity

For someone who grew up in the Presbyterian Church, was baptized in one, married for the first time in another and married the second time by a Presbyterian minister in his home with his wife and family as witnesses, the church has a longtime connection with my life. So when the Presbyterian Church (USA) General

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Join us for a celebration of life

  A celebration of the life of Ethel McPeak Thompson Bolt will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 173 near Meadows of Dan. We’re asking motocyclists to gather at the parking lot in the rear of the Floyd County Courthouse at 10:30 a.m.

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