Sports bring brief respite from storms

Sports bring brief respite from storms

Clean-up from Tuesday’s storm and flooding did not keep a smaller-than-normal crowd from the gymnasium to cheer the volleyball Buffaloes in a match against Auburn Wednesday night. The game was delayed from Tuesday and school was cancelled Wednesday but the game...
Rain, rain and more rain brings chaos to the area

Rain, rain and more rain brings chaos to the area

Hard, pounding rain flooded Floyd County and surrounding areas Tuesday morning, closing roads, creating vehicle-stopping craters of water, sending mud slides down banks and flooding homes and businesses. Mud slides and surging water closed parts of Virginia Route 8...

The storms of summer

Some 249 customers of Appalachian Power remained without electricity as of 4:30 a.m. Tuesday as a wave of storms swept through Floyd County Monday night with wind toppling tress, downing power lines and blocking roads throughout the area. Crews were out late clearing...
Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

On Tuesday, I noted how most of the summer’s storms have missed us and lamented the lack of rain. Later in the day a massive storm dumped more than an inch of rain on us in less than 30 minutes, soaking the landscape and leaving our driveway an impassable mass...