Category: Musings

Online ads: Sadly, they are necessary to pay the bills

Earlier this year, I tried an experiment with this website. I dropped advertising because I felt it had gotten in the way of communicating with words and photos. Good intentions but one that violates the economic rules of survival. It takes money to put a comprehensive website on the internet and keep it up and

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Remembering The Friday Nite Jamboree

In 1997, I was at Ramstein U.S. Air Force Base at Rhineland-Palatinate, a state in southwestern Germany, on assignment when I heard an airman talking nearby and recognized the accent. “Excuse me,” I said, “are you by any chance from Southwestern Virginia?” “Yes, I am,” he answered. “How did you now?” “I recognized your accent,”

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Celebrating 35 years at The Friday Nite Jamboree

Floyd’s Famous Friday Nite Jamboree celebrated its 35th anniversary Friday night in the Country Store that hosts it. Current owners Dylan Locke and Heather Krantz honored original owner and founder Freeman Cockram as a weekend of festivities began. Cockram then joined in with other musicians to open the music before yielding to the traditional Gospel

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Lady Buffs still alive in state play after loss

Photos of the Floyd-Radford regional volleyball final in Christiansburg Tuesday night. The Lady Buffaloes lost the game in straight sets but open state tournament play Saturday at Union High School at Big Stone Gap in deep Southwest Virginia.

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