Day: March 1, 2009

March roars into the area

March roared into Southwestern Virginia like the proverbial lion Sunday, dumping snow on the area in ranges from 2-8 inches or more.

We managed to make it from November through February without a significant winter storm and the month associated with the arrival of Spring opens with the first real snowfall in years.

The snow is expected to last until the early morning hours and then taper off but with temperatures expected in the lower 20s by dawn the white stuff will be with us for the next day or two before the temperature climbs into the 40s on Wednesday, 50s on Thursday and 60s by the weekend.

There’s a signpost up ahead. Next stop, the Twilight Zone.

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Radford does it again

If the Floyd County High School Lady Buffs varsity basketball team wants to repeat as State Champions this year they may have to find a way to beat Radford. Although Floyd won over the Bobcats twice in the regular season they lost the regional finals to them in the final seconds Saturday night in Galax, repeating a loss to the same team in the district finals eight days ago.

As in the district final, Floyd let a lead slip away and then lost the ball, giving Radford a chance to score and win.

The loss does not eliminate the Lady buffs from the state tournament, which begins next week, but it does create a psychological roadblock named Radford.

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