Day: February 16, 2010

Power outages hit Floyd County

UPDATE: AEP reported power restored to most county homes by mid-afternoon. More than 600 customers of Appalachian Power Company lost power in Floyd County lost this morning as winds and drifting snow swept across the area. AEP said 603 homes and businesses went dark along with 148 customers in Montgomery County. The power outages weren’t

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Buster Carico: legend, mentor and friend

Mel “Buster” Carico was already a legend in journalism when I went to work for The Roanoke Times as a copy boy in 1965, shortly after graduation from Floyd County High School. Carico started his 45-year career at the Times as a clerk in the mail room and later worked the switchboard at the paper.

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Hit and run

Monday’s Alberta Clipper roared into Southwestern Virginia as a frenzied snowstorm, dropped 1-4 inches on already snow saturated ground, and blew out of town. While only a dusting when compared to the brutal storms that have terrorized the area since Dec. 18, the hit-and-run snowfall reminded us that winter is not over and the talking

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