Floyd County, VA

Dublin, VANRVNews

Lyons, Sr., James Edison

James Edison (Buck) Lyons, Sr. age 87, of Dublin died, Thursday, June 17, 2021. He was born in Floyd County, VA on March 26, 1934 to the late Walter and Magalene Hollandsworth Lyons. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Hutchison Lyons; a grandson, Daniel Moore.
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Floyd, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Juneteenth celebrated in the heart of Floyd

FLOYD — Floyd’s Community Action for Racial Equity hosted the town’s second Juneteenth event Saturday morning at the Warren G. Lineberry Community Park, drawing a steady flow of community members into the afternoon. Music was provided by Roanoke’s Jerome Claytor and Touch of Class, which drew community members to the...
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Floyd County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Man to pay court costs through community service

FLOYD — A Willis man convicted multiple times for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and contributing to the delinquency of a minor won the right Tuesday to use community service instead of cash to pay off his remaining court costs and fines. Michael Todd Quesenberry is expected to...
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Floyd County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Buffs’ softball season ends with questionable calls, 9-6 record

SALEM — Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes varsity softball squad went into the Virginia High School League Region 2C semi-final on June 17 ready to face the Glenvar Highlanders on their home field in Roanoke County. The Highlanders struck first in the game, scoring three runs in the second...
Floyd, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Baseball Buffs end season with semi-finals loss

FLOYD — A textbook bunt at the bottom of the seventh inning of the Virginia High School League quarterfinal baseball match on Tuesday of last week brought home the winning run by the Floyd County High School Buffaloes against the Radford Bobcats. On their home turf in Floyd on June...
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Floyd Chamber’s June Business After Hours Social

The Floyd Chamber’s June Business After Hours Social will be hosted by The Floyd Center for the Arts and Finn Graphics on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 5:30-7pm. Guests can mix and mingle with fellow business community members, enjoy appetizers and a cash bar, view three new art exhibits, and tour the new Appalachian Center for Photography.
Floyd County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Pets of the Week

Meet Floyd County Humane Society foster kitty sisters Paris and Persia. Paris and Persia are lovely torbie kittens, about 11 weeks old. They are both sweethearts, who love attention. They have been raised around kids, dogs and other cats so they gets along with everyone. Both kittens are healthy and...
Floyd County, VANRVNews

Beckner, Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony Beckner passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, June 18th, 2021. Mark was born in Roanoke, Virginia on June 26, 1963, to Allen (Joe) Beckner and Mary Radford Beckner. He grew up with his brother and sisters on Bent Mountain in Roanoke County. Mark attended Arnold R....
Floyd, VARoanoke Times

Floyd man pleads guilty in deputy-involved shooting

FLOYD — A Floyd man entered guilty pleas Monday on attempted murder charges that could bring multiple life sentences in prison for a 2019 incident when he fired multiple shots at Floyd County deputies. Samuel Wayne Hale’s pleas came without an offer or deal from the Commonwealth Attorney’s office on...
Floyd, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Heather Blake receives Sandra Smith Music Scholarship

FLOYD — Heather Blake, former Floyd High School student, will receive the Sandra Smith High Honors Music Scholarship from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival at its Floyd EcoVillage Concert at 3 p.m. on June 27. Blake entered the University of North Carolina School for the Arts High School Program as...
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Hall, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Hall, 79, of Floyd, went to be with the Lord, June 17, 2021. Charles was a lifelong farmer for over 60 years. Charles loved all aspects of farming and made numerous lifelong friends through the selling of cattle and hay. He helped form the Blue Ridge Bank in...
Floyd County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Retirees honored by School Board

FLOYD — To commemorate their retirement from Floyd County Public Schools at the end of the 2021 school year, four retirees received a wooden cut-out of Floyd County during the School Board meeting June 13. Superintendent John Wheeler presented the plaques to Lovelene Gallimore, John Rye, Melissa Kile, and name,...
Floyd County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Discovering Floyd: In bloom

Ever since I started spending the majority of my days in Floyd during the winter, I’ve been looking forward to the spring — not only for what I knew would be beautiful, blossoming flowers and trees, but also for the liveliness of people — on the streets, in their yards, walking into and out of the shops across town that are filled with treasure.
Montgomery County, VANRVNews

NAACP General Body Meeting

The Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP will hold its regularly scheduled General Body meeting on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 3:30 pm. All are welcome. Dr. Noelle S. Bissell, Director, New River Health District Virginia Department of Health, will be our guest CREDO speaker. Come learn about the updates on the covid-19 vaccination efforts, status and cases in the New River Valley.
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FCHS baseball, softball teams play Region 2C semi-final games Thursday

The baseball and softball teams of Floyd County High School won quarterfinal matches of Region 2C Virginia High School League tournaments Tuesday and head into semi-final action Thursday with the Buffaloes playing Appomattox in Floyd and the Lady Buffaloes against Glenvar at their Roanoke County field. The Buffaloes baseball team...
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Floyd County edges out 4-3 victory over Dan River

RINGGOLD — Floyd County staved off a seventh-inning rally by Dan River to edge past the Wildcats with a 4-3 victory in the Region 2C quarterfinals Tuesday afternoon. No. 3 Dan River (10-3) entered the bottom of the seventh down to its last three outs. Senior Makalia Randall beat out an infield single to short to lead off the frame and junior Rebekah Stowe followed with a base knock of her own to put the tying and go-ahead runs on for the third-seeded Wildcats. Junior Katie Moser moved Randall and Stowe to third with her sacrifice bunt and senior Riley Nuckles worked a walk two batters later to load the bases for the ‘Cats.
Floyd County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Annual picnic provides fellowship for Floyd veterans

Floyd’s VFW Post 7854 and American Legion Post 127 teamed up to provide a free meal of barbecue and sides for all Floyd County veterans and their families on June 13 during their second annual Veterans Picnic. While the picnic was cancelled last year, the organizations said, more veterans and...
Floyd County, VAWDBJ7.com

Rules on trans students draw dozens to Floyd school's meeting

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Monday, almost 70 people packed a Floyd County school board meeting. The crowd was split over new rules, handed down by the state, governing trans students in the classroom and after-school activities. The crowd was so large, the meeting had to be moved at the last...