As a reporter, I wake up each morning with a sense of the unknown that awaits. Even if I am assigned to cover a scheduled, routine event, I know that something new or interesting or unusual can create a good story. Tuesday brings Circuit Court, where anything can — and often does — happen. A
Interesting week ahead in Floyd County. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors meets with the Floyd Town Council and the re-comprised board of the Parks & Recreation Authority to try and sort out what may or may not be happening with recreation that is now supposed to be handled by the county’s new recreation department.
Took a break Saturday. Taking a break usually means crawling on a motorcycle for a ride and I did just that, meeting up with fellow rider and friend Nick Piazza at Smart View on the Blue Ridge Parkway before heading north to Roanoke for a customer appreciation day at Roanoke Valley Harley-Davidson. After free hotdogs,
An incredibly pleasant day for a short motorcycle ride Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-70s and humidity in the 50s. I should have spent the day mowing but the grass remained too wet from Tuesday’s rain. At least I did spend some needed time in the gym. Another cool evening overnight with the thermometer sitting
FloydFest kicks off this week at the site just off the Blue Ridge Parkway for its annual gathering of music and festival fans. Last year, I made the decision after more than 15 years of covering the festival to step down and let others cover the event for The Floyd Press. Colleen Redman takes over
Forty years ago today, I helped celebrate my girlfriend Amy’s 26th birthday over lunch at a circular restaurant at Famous Barr department store in Southern Illinois near St Louis, MO, with a proposal of marriage. The circular dining table under a sun-filled dome was a special, private spot in the dining area on the top
Ironically, the news that Starbucks is stopping the sale of newspapers at its coffee shops hit the streets on one of the national papers that the chain will stop selling on Sept. 1: The New York Times. The Seattle-based chain says papers aren’t big-enough sellers in their shops so The Times, The Wall Street Journal,
A friend who transplanted from life in the Midwest to Floyd County in retirement a few years ago says he and his wife would have found another place if the weather here would have been as humid when they first visited 13 years ago. I spent my high school years in Floyd County from 1961-65
The current “first lady” of the United States began her modeling career posing nude for those willing to pay. Donald Trump’s relationship with his daughter also raises serious questions.
We have celebrated America’s Independence Day in many places, including the National Mall in Washington during our 23 years living and working in the nation’s capital. We’ve witnessed, photographed and filmed fireworks shows in Manhattan, Washington, St. Louis, Los Angeles, the Mountains of New Mexico, at home here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia