Category: Musings

Sammy Shelor and Springfield Exit: A night of great bluegrass

Banjo extraordinaire Sammy Shelor joined in with Springfield Exit Saturday night before an enthusiastic crowd at the Floyd Country Store. As one would expect from musicians with an international following, they delivered incredible bluegrass music on a fall night in Floyd. Shelor’s appearances with fellow banjo lover Steve Martin, who is also a comedian and

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Tough game, tough loss for the football Buffs

In a tough game against Glenvar, the Floyd County Buffaloes came back twice to tie the score after Highlanders scored twice in the first half, but then Glenvar added 14 more points for a 28-14 lead at the half. The Buffaloes tried to come back with another score in the third quarter to make it

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Lady Buffs volleyball squads sweep Alleghany

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes continued their winning ways Thursday night at home against the Alleghany’s Mounties. The varsity took down the visitors 25-10, 25-9,25-11 with Haley Dalton’s 11 kills, Jaycee Dalton’s 14 digs and Kenzee Dalton’s 30 assists to lead the team’s sweep. Ditto for the JV, which wiped out Alleghany 2-0. The

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Sammy Shelor headlines a big weekend lineup

The banjo wizardry of Sammy Shelor takes over the stage of The Floyd County Store Saturday with Springfield Exit as a highlight of this October weekend in and around Floyd County. Lots of other music as well, with the Friday Night Jamboree, Cover Dawg at Buffalo Mountain Brewery and the Thrillbillyz at Dogtown on Friday.

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Large crowd, cool weather for Arts & Crafts Festival

A large throng moved through the myriad arts & crafts booths that filled both gymnasiums at Floyd County High School and overflowed out on the grass in front of the building for two-day Annual Arts & Crafts Festival in Floyd this year. More photos and a complete story by editor Ashley Spinx in the next

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Reporting political news for 25 years

With too many things happening Tuesday, I let a 25th anniversary recognition go unmentioned. No, not our wedding anniversary.  Amy and I will celebrate 40 years as man and wife in December. Oct. 1 is another anniversary — the birth of what is now the oldest continually published political news website on the internet.  My

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The child sexual molesters and predators among us

Last year, companies that track use of the internet to provide online photos and videos of children being sexually abused found 45 million such items online — an amount double the previous year. “Twenty years ago, the online images were a problem; 10 years ago, an epidemic,” reports The New York Times. “Now, the crisis

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