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Monday 02/08/2016
Today is final day to register to vote in Virginia's Primary Election
Updated: February 09, 2016 - 7:49 am

Today (February 8) is the final day to register to vote in Virginia’s Primary Election on March 1.

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Sunday 02/07/2016
Informant 'played both sides,' said commonwealth's attorney
Posted: February 07, 2016

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.

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Saturday 02/06/2016
Flood not forgotten: 'It was like a tsunami'
Posted: February 06, 2016

When the flood waters rolled through Floyd County in September, 2015, Colleen Allen and Ya’akov Russell were caught off guard. They still are.

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Friday 02/05/2016
Generations of Clay: 'Pottery and Floyd go together'
Posted: February 05, 2016

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is hosting a unique pottery show of Floyd potters called “Floyd Potters: Generations of Clay.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Super Tuesday: Voting in Virginia
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 1:59 pm

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.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Flash Flood Watch issued for Floyd County
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 11:46 am

Floyd County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 6:00 p.m.

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Council meets Thursday night
Posted: February 03, 2016

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:

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Monday 02/01/2016
Relay For Life of Floyd County kicking off fundraising with Soup Supper February 2
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 1:43 pm

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.

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Man who fought and cursed Virginia State Trooper gets 3-year prison sentence
Posted: February 01, 2016

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.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
Florist changes ownership
Posted: January 31, 2016

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.”

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Saturday 01/30/2016
Making adventures fun
Posted: January 30, 2016

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.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Regulations set for food vendors in Town of Floyd
Posted: January 29, 2016

Selling food in the town of Floyd is becoming more regulated.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Little River poll site moved to Floyd Elementary School
Posted: January 28, 2016

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.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
Floyd Growers Roundtable planned
Posted: January 27, 2016

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.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
H&V announces launch of the German version of its website
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 3:23 pm

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.

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Monday 01/25/2016
The Floyd Press having Best of Floyd County 2016 contest
Posted: January 25, 2016

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.

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Sunday 01/24/2016
Families receive aid during holidays
Posted: January 24, 2016

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.

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Saturday 01/23/2016
Local officials requesting that Floyd County residents continue to avoid travel today
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 2:42 pm

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.

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Cole's journey: 22-year-old fighting serious illness
Posted: January 23, 2016

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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Friday 01/22/2016
Road conditions poor as storm rolls through region
Updated: January 22, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Updated 4:50 p.m.

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Thursday 01/21/2016
State of Emergency has been declared in Floyd County and statewide
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 2:42 pm

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.

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Floyd County Schools closed Friday; Appalachian preparing for outages
Updated: January 22, 2016 - 9:20 am

Floyd County Schools will be closed Friday, January 22, due to an expected, significant snowfall tomorrow.

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Council meeting Thursday night
Posted: January 21, 2016

The Floyd Town Council will honor Floyd County High School football and track coach Winfred Beale at its Thursday meeting.

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Local residents prepare for the snow
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 4:27 pm

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.”

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
Floyd County Public Schools dismissing students early today
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 7:56 am

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.

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
January is National Stalking Awareness Month
Posted: January 19, 2016

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.

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Monday 01/18/2016
Floyd Artisan Trail registration opens
Updated: January 20, 2016 - 10:27 am

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.

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Sunday 01/17/2016
Citizen, Supervisors voice concerns about roads
Posted: January 17, 2016

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.

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Saturday 01/16/2016
New rec director has a job that suits
Posted: January 16, 2016

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.”

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Friday 01/15/2016
Floyd County's new sheriff: citizen safety a priority
Posted: January 15, 2016

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.

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Sheriff's Department releases report
Posted: January 15, 2016

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:

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Thursday 01/14/2016
Christiansburg Del. Nick Rush joins powerful House budget committee
Posted: January 14, 2016

The post-election reshuffling in the General Assembly means some key committee changes for Southwest Virginia reps.

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Ingram elected chairman of Floyd County School Board
Updated: January 18, 2016 - 3:31 pm

In preparing for the year ahead, the Floyd County School Board made some changes Tuesday.

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
Artemis announces location of 2016 publication launch
Posted: January 13, 2016

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.

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Tuesday 01/12/2016
Floyd County School Board meeting today
Updated: January 14, 2016 - 3:08 pm

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.

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Monday 01/11/2016
Plenty! in Floyd needs farmers
Updated: January 12, 2016 - 9:04 am

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.

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Sunday 01/10/2016
Local food and farming to be featured at Virginia Biological Farming Conference
Posted: January 10, 2016

Local procurement has started for the 2016 Virginia Biological Farming Conference at the Skelton 4-H Center Jan. 28-30.

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Saturday 01/09/2016
Replenish planning 5K Run/Walk March 26
Posted: January 09, 2016

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.

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Friday 01/08/2016
Floyd County Historical Society hosting talk on former war hospital
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 8:44 am

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.

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Thursday 01/07/2016
Floyd man remembered for his connection to a famous WWII story
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 1:09 pm

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.

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Town council planning for 2016
Posted: January 07, 2016

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.

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Wednesday 01/06/2016
VDH launches updated health mapping tool
Posted: January 06, 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.

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Floyd County Supervisors elect Chairman, Vice Chairman
Updated: January 06, 2016 - 1:33 pm

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors reelected Case Clinger as Chairman and chose a new Vice Chairman at its organizational meeting Tuesday.

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DMV 2 Go Mobile Office in Floyd today
Updated: January 07, 2016 - 4:01 pm

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.

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Monday 01/04/2016
Supervisors meeting Tuesday
Updated: January 06, 2016 - 9:26 am

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. for its organizational meeting for 2016.

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Complaints continue about Floyd County Schools' superintendent
Posted: January 04, 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.

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Sunday 01/03/2016
Floyd County's Clerk of Circuit Court retires after 24 years
Posted: January 03, 2016

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.”

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Saturday 01/02/2016
Remembering the 2015 newsmakers in Floyd County
Posted: January 02, 2016

2015 was a memorable year for Floyd County residents. Here are some of the stories covered this year in The Floyd Press.

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Friday 01/01/2016
Floyd Contra Dance planned Saturday
Posted: January 01, 2016

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.

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