Special Weather Statement by NWS
Target Area: Alleghany; Bath; Bland; Carroll; Craig; Floyd; Giles; Grayson; Montgomery; Pulaski; Smyth; Tazewell; Wythe. This morning, there are areas of fog, with the possibility of dense fog in the mountain valleys. Visibility may be reduced to half a mile or less, particularly near rivers. The fog is expected to persist until 9:00 AM before dissipating. To ensure safety while driving, it is advised to slow down, use low beam headlights, and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. Additionally, it is important to be cautious of animals crossing the highway as they may be difficult to see in foggy conditions, so reducing speed is recommended.
Buffs stomp Knights in Homecoming win
Homecoming 2023 for Floyd County High School also became the varsity football team’s first win of the season. A 42-7 stampede of James River of Buchanan rolled through on the Coach Beale field on Sept. 21. The Buffs controlled the game from the start, scoring touchdowns on its first...
WEDNESDAY’S SPORTS ROUNDUP
High School Golf: Chargers play in regional tournament. Issac Ingram shot a 109 and Carter Hooker had a 111 at the Class 1, Region C tournament at Great Oaks Country Club in Floyd County. The event ended the season for the Charger twosome. Galax won the regional championship with a...
Fines added for feeding animals, dumping carcasses
At the beginning of the month, Floyd County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to exponentially increase fines for green box-related violations. They also voted to add feeding animals at the green boxes and dumping animal carcasses to the list of fineable offenses. Floyd County green boxes should only be used...
Floyd DAR commemorates Constitution Week
Last week, members of the Floyd County Courthouse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Floyd Presbyterian Church to celebrate Constitution Week (Sept. 17-23) by ringing the old church bell. DAR and its members have been the foremost advocate for the awareness, promotion and celebration of...
Pets of the Week
Meet Floyd County Humane Society foster puppies Bolder (sitting) and Glenwood (standing). Volunteers believe the eight-week-old brothers will grow to be large dogs. Their mom is a Plott Hound/Doberman mix, and their dad was like a mastiff mix. Bolder and Glenwood are playful, sweet and ready for their forever homes.
A list of Saturday events canceled or postponed due to weather
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - WDBJ7′s team of meteorologists have declared a First Alert Weather Day on Saturday ahead of Tropical Storm Ophelia. This weekend’s weather is impacting some of the local events. Here is a running list of canceled or postponed events. Floyd County’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration has...
Varsity football Buffaloes stampede James River 42-7 for homecoming
Homecoming 2023 for Floyd County High School also became the varsity football team’s first win of he season, a 42-7 blowout of James River of Buchanan on the Coach Beale field Thursday night. The Buffaloes controllled the game form the start piling up scores to lead 34-0 at the...
Two Florida men sentenced for traveling over 1K miles to rob a Floyd Co. jewelry store
FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Two men were sentenced to two decades in prison after traveling over 1,000 miles to rob a jewelry store in Floyd County in 2022. According to the Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Jonathan Flowers and Dale Bennett were both sentenced to 20 years in prison. On Aug. 14, 2023, Flowers and Bennett pled guilty to charges of burglary, grand larceny, and conspiracy.
Final robbery sentences exceed state guidelines
Two Florida men were sentenced to prison terms in Floyd County Circuit Court Tuesday for smashing the entrance door and display cases of Floyd Jewelry in July 2022. The pair pleaded guilty in August and faced sentencing by Circuit Judge Mike Fleenor on Sept. 19. Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric...
Visitors Center, Chamber website selling tickets
It’s time for the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Rubber Duck Race. This year, the event will feature the Duck Drop only, which will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at On the Water (2049 Thunderstruck Rd.) in Floyd. Tickets, which are $5, are on...
Floyd County grabs 1st win of season in Thursday night blowout against James River
FLOYD — After opening the 2023 season without a win through its first four games, its worst start to a year since 1979, the Floyd County High School football team put together a first half worthy of an inaugural victory. The Buffaloes found the end zone on each of...
JV squad dominates Cavs
Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes varsity volleyball squad is off to slow start this season with seven losses and one victory. The Ladies lost their seventh game Thursday night on the Alan Cantrell Court with a 3-0 shutout by the Carroll County Cavaliers. The Lady Buffs rallied from...
Southwest Virginia man sentenced to four years in prison for abduction
The suspect accused of abducting two teen girls from Southwest Virginia has been sentenced to four years in prison. The two girls from Floyd County told prosecutors that Shameek McEntyre knew one of them through prior explicit text messages and had asked him to pick them up and for marijuana. Police said McEntyre drove to Roanoke and demanded sex before the girls would be released. The juveniles escaped and were able to contact their parents.
Missing teen in Floyd County
UPDATE:Ms. Yaunsem has been located. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 15-year-old juvenile. Irelyn Mae Yaunsem was last seen in Floyd County, VA on September 19th, 2023. She was last seen wearing a black Pennywise the Clown shirt, blue shorts, and blue/gray Crocs. If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office at 540-745-9334.
High school homecoming this week
In Floyd County High football, the varsity squad is 0-4 after losing on the road to Grayson County in Independence 24-20 last Friday. The Buffs had a chance to win in the closing seconds of the game before a drive was cut short by an interception with just 50 seconds left.
Floyd C4 unites local entrepreneurs with funding, resources, community
Floyd County Economic Development launched its eighth year of the Floyd C4 Business Development Series on Monday. More than two dozen participants are signed up. An entrepreneurial opportunity that is funded by county government and Virginia Community Capital, the series centers around creators, coaches, curriculum and challenge, and stimulates the local economy with resident-owned businesses.
Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist to open in NRV
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The waitlist for the Housing Choice Voucher Program in the New River Valley will open Oct. 4, for the first time in two and a half years. New River Community Action says 200 applicants will randomly be selected to join the waitlist. Applicants who make it...