Attention was being devoted to the historic Phlegar House, dating back to around 1816 and built by a family who was among the first German settlers in the area. Bill St. Pierre of St. Pierre Woodworking and Sawmill is overseeing the work and estimates it will be a five-year, $300,000 project.

An historical marker for stock car racer Curtis Morton Turner was approved.

Two new Supervisors began terms on the Floyd County Board of Supervisors – Jerry Boothe for the Courthouse District and Justin Coleman for the Indian Valley District.

Senator Tim Kaine and his wife Ann Holton came to Floyd as part of a kickoff to his reelection campaign.

A manslaughter charge was dismissed against a 19-year-old who was driving that vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Floyd. The Virginia Department of Transportation also set a public hearing for pedestrian improvements to address safety at the intersection of Routes 221 and 8 in the Town of Floyd.

The Chance Harman Classic was held with a crowd of 2,500 and 3,000 people for both days.

SustainFloyd announced the creation of a Personal Climate Pledge, focused on reducing carbon pollution and waste and supporting the local economy.

Miss Floyd County Fair Jaci Thomas represented Floyd County at the Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Pageant in Hot Springs.

James Ingram was reappointed chairman, and Laura LeRoy was elected vice-chairman of the Floyd County School Board.

Dave Freeman announced he would be retiring and closing County Records, one of Floyd’s music landmarks. For over half a century, he had collected, preserved and promoted old time and bluegrass music.

Supervisors set the date for a hearing on a meals tax for the county.

Three fire stations responded to a barn fire on Christiansburg Pike. The barn and several pieces of equipment were a total loss.

A storm brought four to five inches of snow to the county.

In February

The Floyd County Tourism Office received a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation “Crush Friday Program” grant fund.

Young Life, celebrating nine years in the county, reported it serves 200 high school students a year, and in addition connects to 120 6th and 7th graders through WyldLife.

The Floyd Courthouse Chapter DAR, celebrating its 85th anniversary, announced it contributed 1,735 volunteer hours of “Service to America” in 2017.

Austin Janney and Maddy Greenman were crowned winter homecoming king and queen at Floyd County High School.

The 9th Annual Floyd Mardi Gras to benefit Blue Mountain School was held in the Winter Sun Building.

The Floyd County Merchants’ and Businessmen’s Association hosted its annual meeting at Stonewall B&B.

Kelley and Logan Tiebout welcomed customers at the Parkway Grille, their new restaurant located above The Harvest Moon Food Store in Floyd.

Twenty-nine people attended a public hearing on proposed improvements for pedestrian safety in town. VDOT held the hearing in an “open-house” format at the Floyd County Administrative Offices.

The First Annual Floyd Bridal Show was held at Floyd EcoVillage’s Event Center.

In March

The wind toppled trees and destroyed a Floyd man’s mobile home. Appalachian Power reported there were winds at 30-40 MPH during the storm with frequent gusts of 50-60 MPH.

Parkway Acquisition Corp., the parent company of Skyline National Bank, and Great State Bank of North Carolina announced they would be combining their companies.

A storm brought five to six inches of snow to the county.

Plenty! Won the $1,000 prize at the Cook Your Heart Out Cooking Competition during the Home Expo at the Christiansburg Recreation Center.

A developer presented preliminary concepts for a luxury retirement community in Floyd.

Former FCHS star Caleb Tanner, now a guard on the Radford University team, became the first local player to participate in the NCAA tournament.

Another winter storm delivered over a foot of snow. At one point, 2,300 Appalachian Power customers were without electricity, and hundreds lost electricity for several days.

Sheriff Brian Craig presented the Medal of Valor of Investigator Rusty Stanley, who had been wounded in the line of duty in 2016. Stanley was off duty when he responded to a domestic violence call to aid fellow deputies and a Virginia State Trooper.

Ann Bower, commander of American Legion Post 127 in Floyd, talked about the limited access and cost of health care for Veterans in her seven-minute address to the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC.

Scott Griffin was named Floyd area executive at Skyline National Bank.

In April

A new Floyd Virginia logo was unveiled

Jeff Johnson Chevrolet of Woodlawn purchased Harvey Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Floyd. Harvey’s Chevrolet of Radford had purchased Turman-Yeatts Motor Company 10 years ago.

The TRIAD program ended after five years of service.

A four-day celebration of mountain music drew participants from across the United State. The Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together at Floyd EcoVillage was a first time event.

Wildwood Farms General Store celebrated five years.

Joshua’s Hoops for Hope Alumni Games raised about $8,000.

A former physical education teacher and coach pled guilty to aggravated sexual battery.

The second annual Health and Wellness Fair, sponsored by Partnership for Floyd, was held.

The Bread Basket celebrated 20 years.

Jonathan Vandergrift resigned as executive director of Plenty!.

The 11th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for the New River Community Action Weekend Backpack Program was held at Floyd County High School.

Wind, hail and rain hammered the county.

The VDOT highway historical marker recognizing the birthplace of NASCAR driver Curtis Turner was unveiled at 229 Smartsview Road.

Over two inches of rain fell in the county.

Chateau Morrisette marked its 40th anniversary.

In May

Proposals to bring “cluster subdivisions” into Floyd County brought a number of county residents before the Board of Supervisors.

The Maggie Gallery opened in Floyd.

Culinary arts teacher Katrina Knapp was recognized as the Floyd County School Division’s Teacher of the Year.

A park in Christiansburg was dedicated to the memory of two officers killed in the line of duty: Officers Terry Griffith and Scott Hylton (of Floyd).

The Board of Supervisors questioned why a project on pedestrian improvement in the town would be funded with money normally slated for paving and other improvements on roads that are part of the primary highways.

Floyd County High School senior Tyler Harris was named the recipient of the D.J. and Janet Keith Award, considered the school’s highest honor awarded to a graduating senior.

County bus drivers placed in the Region 6 bus “road-e-o”.

Floyd County Volunteer Fire Department’s Station 1 featured Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers at their Ignite Floyd event. Jessica Morris and Jake Sparks also performed.

The 8th Annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival at Chantilly Farm drew music fans from all over the country.

The 2018 graduates at Floyd County High School received their diplomas. Valedictorian was Shayley Martin, and salutatorian was Caroline Sagebiel.

The Tour de Floyd, a 100K (62-mile) long ride with nearly half the distance along the Blue Ridge Parkway, was held. Sixty-two cyclists participated.

In June

The track team had four state champions – Saira Akers in shot put, Mitch Cook in shot put, Jaden Brewer in high jump and Daniel Brooke in 300 hurdles.

Cyclists with Virginia’s Annual BIKE VA TOUR came through Floyd County.

The Town of Floyd’s “A Small Town Summer” events in the town park began for the season.

The Check Ruritans held their annual car show.

The Pharm House, a new pharmacy located on Main Street, had a meet and greet before opening on July 2.

Skyline National Bank and Great State Bank combined.

The 3rd annual Little River Poetry Festival was held at On the Water.

Floyd County Supervisors approved its $39.1 million budget with an emphasis on law enforcement, emergency management services and public education.

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