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Today (February 8) is the final day to register to vote in Virginia’s Primary Election on March 1.
A history of helping police catch drug manufacturers and abusers as an informant does not erase a long criminal career, Circuit Judge Marc Long told Roanoker Stephen Alan Haynie Tuesday before sending him to prison for 10 years with another 15 years hanging over his head.
When the flood waters rolled through Floyd County in September, 2015, Colleen Allen and Ya’akov Russell were caught off guard. They still are.
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is hosting a unique pottery show of Floyd potters called “Floyd Potters: Generations of Clay.
After early state caucuses and primaries, attention will switch to Virginia in the 2016 Presidential campaign. Local voters will make their picks to run in the General Election in November for the nation’s highest office.
Floyd County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 6:00 p.m.
The Floyd Town Council will meet Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the W. Skip Bishop Town Hall on Wilson Street. Agenda items include:
The Relay For Life of Floyd County will officially kick off the fundraising season with its annual Soup Supper on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Floyd United Methodist Church, 417 East Main Street, Floyd. The Event Leadership Team will be revealing this year’s theme, discussing important dates, ways to fundraise, and how the American Cancer Society impacts all of us.
A 34-year-old Willis man who fought with and cursed repeatedly and loudly at a Virginia State Trooper was sent to prison for three years Tuesday by Circuit Judge Marc Long.
A Facebook post last summer caught the attention of Teresa Harris. “Someone posted there was a florist for sale and it was the only one (in town),” she explained. “I made the comment I would like to have it if I could get funding.”
This traveler extraordinaire is now pouring her passion into a business aimed at providing meaningful trips to places far and near. Jody Rose Franko is living the dream as a home-based Travel Agent.
Selling food in the town of Floyd is becoming more regulated.
A short public hearing Tuesday night on moving the Little River polling place location brought a former Supervisor to the podium with concerns about moving it out of the district and concerns about speed limits and traffic enforcement.
The SustainFloyd organization has announced that it will host a community gathering and pot luck on February 4th at the Plenty! Community Room. This event is open to the public but is primarily intended for farmer/growers or food entrepreneurs who are interested or wish to participate in developing the local food economy of Floyd County.
East Walpole, MA – Hollingsworth & Vose, a global manufacturer of advanced materials for filtration, battery separator, and industrial applications, today announced the launch of the German version of its website. In keeping with its expanding global presence, H&V is successively adding multi-language capability to its website. The H&V website can now be viewed in English, Mandarin, Spanish as well as German.
The Floyd Press Best of Floyd County contest is back for 2016. The contest offers an opportunity for you to choose your favorites in over 50 categories – from best law enforcement officer to best restaurant.
NEW RIVER VALLEY- United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd’s annual Toys from the Heart and Holiday Meal Box programs experienced a record year, and were able to meet the need, thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the New River Valley.
It appears most Floyd Countians are keeping watch on the storm from inside their homes this weekend, and local officials are requesting they continue to stay in and not travel on the roads unless absolutely necessary.
On December 15, 2015, Cole Manning began what he thought was a routine day. An employee of Jamison Electric in Callaway, Virginia, Cole, 22, planned to work on a job in Salem.
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Case Clinger, chairman of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors, announced today that a State of Emergency has been declared in Floyd County and also statewide by the Governor.
Floyd County Schools will be closed Friday, January 22, due to an expected, significant snowfall tomorrow.
The Floyd Town Council will honor Floyd County High School football and track coach Winfred Beale at its Thursday meeting.
With a significant snow storm expected to arrive on Friday, local residents are making preparations. Forecasts made earlier in the week ranged from a few inches to about two feet for this area. Linda DeVito, local blogger, weather aficionado and observer for the National Weather Service, said on Facebook Wednesday morning the models and composite forecast “continue to look at this as a historical snowstorm.” She added later that winds may pick up into Saturday night, and “this could cause blowing and drifting snow from what has already fallen.”
Floyd County Schools will be dismissing students early today due to the weather forecast. Students at Check, Willis and Indian Valley schools will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Students at Floyd Elementary School and FCHS will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. The theme—“Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.”—challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it.
Registration has opened for this year’s Floyd Artisan Trail, occurring the weekend of June 10-12. The trail is an annual free tour of Floyd’s active artisans, innovative farmers, and talented crafters who cross-pollinate in Floyd to create a unique approach to life.
Road problems took center stage at the first regular meeting of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors Tuesday with complaints from a resident who pointed out concerns for the Virginia Department of Transportations from Supervisors.
Dustin Hollandsworth grew up playing rec ball in Floyd County. During those years he played every sport that was offered. He recalls it was a special time – playing sports with his friends outside of school and having his parents and the parents of his friends as coaches - and “it was a great preparation for high school.”
Following up on a campaign promise, Floyd County Sheriff Brian Craig announced this week a callback program – Rise and Shine, Floyd - designed to checkup on local senior citizens. The focus is on local seniors who live alone and have little or no health care services.
The Floyd County Sheriff's Department dispatched over 13,000 calls in the past year. The Sheriff’s Report for December and the entire year:
The post-election reshuffling in the General Assembly means some key committee changes for Southwest Virginia reps.
In preparing for the year ahead, the Floyd County School Board made some changes Tuesday.
Artemis has announced that the Taubman Museum and the Roanoke Arts Commission will be co-sponsoring the launch of the 2016 Artemis Journal on May 6, 2016 at the Taubman Museum. The featured guest writer for the upcoming 2016 journal will be Ron Smith, Poet Laureate of Virginia, and guest artist will be Betty Branch.
The Floyd County School Board will meet today (January 12) beginning with the regular session at 4:00 p.m., followed by a public hearing to receive comments on the upcoming budget. The meeting will be held at the School Board Office.
Plenty! is looking to hire a new Farm Manager and two interns to help with its growing season for 2016. These positions, much like in previous years, would help cultivate and raise fresh vegetables on its two-acre farm for the Plenty! Food Bank and other food-related programs.
Local procurement has started for the 2016 Virginia Biological Farming Conference at the Skelton 4-H Center Jan. 28-30.
This coming Spring 2016, Replenish Ministries will be sponsoring a 5K-Run/Walk as a fundraiser for the ministry as well as for Joy Ranch Home for Children.
The Floyd County Historical Society will host a talk on Montgomery White Sulpher Springs Confederate Cemetery on January 9th beginning at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, on the second floor. An elevator is available.
The Floyd County Historical Society is helping to recall the story of Roy Jackson Williams, Jr. The Floyd man is being remembered for his connection to one of the most famous stories of World War II.
The Floyd Town Council will have its first meeting of the year Thursday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the W. Skip Bishop Town Hall. The meeting will feature reorganization for the coming year and a discussion of the town's goals and projects for 2016.
(The Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (VDH-OMHHE) has announced the launch of an updated version of the Virginia Health Opportunity Index (HOI). The HOI is an online mapping tool of community health influences that allows advocates, citizens and providers to view the many factors that affect health across the Commonwealth.
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors reelected Case Clinger as Chairman and chose a new Vice Chairman at its organizational meeting Tuesday.
DMV 2 Go is visiting Floyd today. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles mobile customer service center is parked at the Floyd County Courthouse. Hours are 9 to 4.
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. for its organizational meeting for 2016.
FLOYD — Floyd County’s schools superintendent is welcome again at the meetings of county supervisors after being banned for most of last year due to angry outbursts, the supervisors’ chairman said recently.
In this busy local office, about 800 duties are part of the job. Fortunately, said Floyd County’s Clerk of Circuit Court Wendell Peters, everyone is cross-trained. Also, he added, “We all have our specialty.”
2015 was a memorable year for Floyd County residents. Here are some of the stories covered this year in The Floyd Press.
The Floyd Contra Dance welcomes Copious Notes with fiddler Mara Shea and keyboardist Julie Gorka, Saturday, January 9, at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts. Mara is well-known for her work with the Elftones, as well as with Rhiannon Giddens on her album “All the Pretty Horses.” Mara and Julie recently released their own album, “In 3/4 Time,” danceable waltzes from varied traditions.
The dermatology professionals at New River Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all of our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That’s why we’ve developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dermatology and dermatological problems and treatments. Our web site also provides you with background about our physicians, staff, office hours, financing policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in Blacksburg and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. We want you to feel confident that when you choose New River Dermatology, you’re working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for New River Dermatology’s capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call either of our offices at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.
We are a full servce flooring retailer providing quality solutions and professional installation methods. We service Wytheville, Wythe County, Bland County, Grayson County, Smyth County, the New River Valley, Washington County, Bluefield,VA, Carroll County On the Flooring side of our store we sell:•Sheet Vinyl•Vinyl Composition (VCT)•Hardwood•Cermamic, porcelain and Quarry Tile•Carpet•Laminate•Luxury Vinyl Tile/Plank (LVT)•Engineered Hardwood•Stair Treads & Riser•Rubber & Vinyl Cove Base•Cork•Commerical Carpet Tiles On the Décor side of our store we sell:•Sign's and Pictures•Salt box house•Garland•Candle's•Flag's•Wreath's•Valance's•Holiday Decor•Stars •Jewelry •Furniture
Insurance for Home and Business Our client's needs always come first. We will strive to always provide value far in excess of our client's expectations. Our constant goal is mutual respect, and long-term relationships that are beneficial to all parties. Our agency will be a great place to work and do business. We will be positive, helpful, and enthusiastic at all times, always focusing on solutions, not challenges. We will take care of business first and foremost, but have fun and enjoy ourselves in the process. We will run a clean, organized, and efficient operation, and always adhere to the highest standards of integrity and ethical business practices. We will never rest on our accomplishments. We will constantly strive to create, develop, and implement new ideas, strategies, and services that will benefit our clients. We will continue to seek continuing education in all aspects of our business to increase the level of service we offer our clients. Core Values • Honesty & integrity at all times and in all situations• Continually improve our services to exceed client's expectations• Create and nurture a fun, exciting, creative and productive work environment• Tirelessly pursue personal & team growth while reaching well-formulated goals• Work only with the most enjoyable and motivated clients and co-workers
Gardner's Family Pawn Shop began serving the Wytheville community in the fall of 2011. We are the youngest of four stores in the Gardner family with our other locations in Pulaski, Hillsville, and Galax. We have recently added an auction house in Pulaski a few doors down from our store. In addition to loans, we also buy items and trade as well. We take many different items including guns, electronics, knives, jewelry, coins, gaming systems, DVD's, games, musical instruments, amps, ATV's, boats, vehicles, and much more.
Floyd's Outdoor Equipment Specialists At T&E Small Engine we are here to help you with all your outdoor equipment needs. Family owned and operated since 2004, we pride ourselves on being honest and dependable with a hometown atmosphere. Unlike large retailers and box stores, at T&E Small Engine you will get the personal attention you need from our knowledgeable friendly staff. Our certified service department can handle all your equipment repair and maintenance needs, from a minor tune up to a complete overhaul.