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Skin on display at Liberty U?

The Miss Virginia Pageant is leaving Roanoke to take up residence at Liberty University in Lynchburg, starting next year. To make sure we have this straight, the Christian school that expels single students who enjoy healthy sexual relationships with others or female students who wear attire they consider inappropriate or revealing will start hosting a

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Power out from Indian Valley to Pilot

Power went out to 2,173 Floyd customers of Appalachian Power at 5:37 a.m. Thursday morning, leaving people without electricity in an area that ran from Indian Valley towards Alum Ridge and Eastward past Rte. 8 and over to Pilot. The Appalachian Power web site said a vehicle accident knocked the power out. Company officials say

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Traffic? We don’t need no stinkin’ traffic

Traffic, a topic that normally doesn’t come up in conversations in a town like Floyd, is a hot issue that sparks lots of debate elsewhere in America. Traffic, and the ability to get from point A to point B in about an hour is something that a “location platform” company like High Technologies studies.  A

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Back to school in early August

  At one time, summer consisted of the full three months between Memorial and Labor days but, as the cliché goes, that was then and this is now. Classes for public schools for Floyd County students begin on Thursday — the 10th of August — in the second week of the month.  Such schools used

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Floyd’s evolving restaurant scene

  A notice on Facebook last week said the operators of the former Hardware Bar and Grill in Hlllsville, closed after a fire, are planning to open a new eatery over the Harvest Moon in Floyd. “We are pleased to announce…we will be opening our new restaurant in Floyd over the Harvest Moon,” Logan and

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Change and the Floyd County way

A lot of anger over change circulates among us nowadays.  We saw much of it on social media recently over a new Dollar General store near Check at the intersection of U.S. 221 and Daniels Run and the purchase of Floyd Pharmacy by CVS.  Lots of predictions of doom and gloom. Some of the predicted

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Goodbye to The Floyd Pharmacy

  Employees of The Floyd Pharmacy spent much of this week packing things that will no longer be sold when the building reopens Monday as a CVS chain drug store. The building that housed the Pharmacy was a Piggly Wiggly back in the 1960s.  On Monday, it opens as a CVS. Watching the end of

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Open wars against a free press

At a time when the President of the United States has declared all-out war against the press, a newspaper publisher in Juarez, Mexico, announced he was shutting down his newspaper because of an increase of killings of journalists in that country. “Everything in life has a beginning and an end, a price to pay,” wrote

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