Tag: Virginia

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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A dog’s life can be a lot of fun

Floyd’s Warren Lineberry Park is a haven for dogs, even during the musical events.  They play with their owners and find the park a nice place to play and have a good time. The Americana Music Festival provided a good place for the pets who came with their owns to see and hear the music.

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American areas where most die from homicide

Metropolitan St. Louis, MO, — the area that includes my wife’s hometown in Belleville, IL and the area where I lived for 12 years — now ranks as the most violent urban area of the nation. CBS News reports St. Louis overtook Detroit as the most violent area in 2017 and now averages 66 homicides

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More blackface revelations, sexual assault details rock Richmond

Double whammy on the Richmond scandal carnival Wednesday. Virginia’s Democratic Attorney General, Mark Herring, admitted he dress up in blackface in college to sing a rap song with his buddies and the woman who says Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her went public in graphic detail about a blow job that she says he

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Is the end near for Ralph Northam’s governorship?

Most of those who monitor the state government happenings in Richmond and around the Old Dominion bet Gov. Ralph Northam will step down today, giving in to the multitude of calls for his resignation in the aftermath of his decision to cover his face with dark shoe polish in 1984 to participate in a Halloween

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Racism controversy swamps Gov. Northam

Lots of valid questions need answers on why Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam may or my not appeared in blackface or in a Ku Klu Klan robe in 1984, smiling and holding a beer. “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer,” reads the caption

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Time for the voters to decide

Polls opened at 6 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. in Floyd County and the rest of Virginia Tuesday for the midterm election that some call one of the most important contests in recent memory. At stake in Virginia are the U.S. Senate seat currently held by former governor Tim Kaine, the Democrat challenged

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Alt-right controls Virginia Republican Party

“The alt-right has taken over the Virginia Republican party,” proclaims Shaun Kenney, former executive director of the group. John C. Whitbeck Jr. agreed when he submitted his resignation as GOP chairman, saying current Virginia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart uses “racist language.” Other state Republican leaders, however, have not disavowed Stewart, a known racist

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Recount wipes out GOP majority in Virginia House of Delegates

Power shifted dramatically this week after a recount in the 94th Virginia House Direct shifted a 10-vote win by Republican incumbent David Yancey to a loss by 1 vote to Democrat Shelly Simons. The change leaves the the state house died 50-50 in seats and forces the Republican Party to learn to share and compromise

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