Floyd County Supervisors decide on half-year appropriations

By Doug Thompson Via: SWVAToday

Special edition of Chronicles showcases Thunder in the Hills play

Whether you had the chance to see it or not, the Spring 2014 edition of Carroll County Chronicles brings the Thunder in the Hills play about the 1912 Carroll County Courthouse Tragedy to life. Via: The Carroll News

100 years of Schooling in Floyd County to be discussed

Jean Thomas Schaeffer and Ann Shank will talk about 100 Years of Schooling in Floyd County at a program for the Floyd County Historical Society this Saturday. The program will be held in the Jacksonvi Via: SWVAToday

Presenting a long overdue Silver Star

Senator Warner had the immense honor of presenting 95-year-old World War II veteran Ralph Kuethe with a Silver Star, the third highest military decoration awarded for gallantry in action. Colonel Kuethe earned the distinction during his heroic service almost 70 years ago. Via: Senator Mark Warner

Joyce hired as principal at Dublin Middle School

After spending his entire career in education in the Carroll County Public School Division, Adam Joyce has crossed the county line to begin his new role as principal at Dublin Middle School in Pulaski County. Via: The Carroll News

What’s happening at the Jessie Peterman Library in Floyd

The Jessie Peterman Library in Floyd has activities for all ages. Via: SWVAToday

Carroll native headed to Harvard

He graduated from high school at the age of 16. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He’s also completed three deployments to Iraq and… Via: The Carroll News

Blue Ridge Parkway seeks operators for Otter Creek Restaurant and Rocky Knob Cabins

The Blue Ridge Parkway, a unit of the National Park Service, is seeking ideas from parties interested in operating Otter Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop, at Milepost 60.8, or Rocky Knob Cabins, near Mi Via: SWVAToday

Mountain Valley Pipeline project: surveyors in contact with Floyd County landowners

Surveyors working in conjunction with a large natural gas transmission project have been in contact with Floyd County landowners. Via: SWVAToday

Cooley named June’s Citizen of the Month

Raleigh Cooley, who has practiced law in Hillsville for 63 years, was selected the town’s Citizen of the Month for June by Mayor Greg Crowder during the June 23 town council meeting. Via: The Carroll News

Free Ice Cream Social to highlight Floyd Community & Wellness Center

The Floyd Community & Wellness Center is holding a free Ice Cream Social and Virtual Open House on Sunday, July 13, from 1-3 p.m. at the Moose Lodge on Floyd Hwy S. Via: SWVAToday

Senator Warner dials NoVA

During a hour-long teletown hall last night, Senator Warner dialed tens of thousands of NoVA residents to take questions on important issues like fixing the immigration system and making higher education more affordable and accessible. Via: Senator Mark Warner

Wells Fargo Cup for 2013-14 Athletics Announced

Wells Fargo Cup for 2013-14 Athletics Announced

<div class=”ftpimagefix” style=”float:left;”><a class=”colorbox” href=”http://valleysportsnow.com/regional-news/vhsl-news/16309-wells-fargo-cup-for-2013-14-athletics-announced.html” ><img width=”250″ alt=”VHSL-Logo” src=”http://valleysportsnow.com/images/00_Common/VHSL-Logo.png” > Radford, Maggie Walker, Blacksburg, Midlothian, Hickory and James Robinson claimed the top spots in VHSL athletic competition for the 2013-14 school year winning the coveted Wells Fargo Cup for Groups 1A through 6A. First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup goes to the school(…)

123 Maroons Named To 2013-14 ODAC All-Academic Team

123 Maroons Named To 2013-14 ODAC All-Academic Team

<div class=”ftpimagefix” style=”float:left;”><a class=”colorbox” href=”http://valleysportsnow.com/college-sports/roanoke-maroons-sports-news/16308-123-maroons-named-to-2013-14-odac-all-academic-team.html” ><img width=”250″ alt=”Roanoke-Maroons-Logo” src=”http://valleysportsnow.com/images/00_Common/Roanoke-Maroons-Logo.png” > Roanoke College placed 123 student-athletes on the 2013-14 ODAC All-Academic Team. Roanoke improved on its 2010-11 (84), 2011-12 (91) and 2012-13 (111) All-Academic student-athletes from the past three years. Via: NRV Sports

Mets Rally Past Mariners

Mets Rally Past Mariners

<div class=”ftpimagefix” style=”float:left;”><a class=”colorbox” href=”http://valleysportsnow.com/league-sports/milb/pulaski-mariners-news/16307-mets-rally-past-mariners.html” ><img width=”250″ alt=”Pulaski-Mariners-logo” src=”http://valleysportsnow.com/images/00_Common/Pulaski-Mariners-logo.png” > The Pulaski Mariners (10-8) dropped the second game of a three game series against the Kingsport Mets (8-10) 16-11. Both side’s bats were hot and big innings were the order of the day. The biggest of innings came in the bottom half of the eighth(…)

Nearly 20 pounds of marijuana seized in Fancy Gap

Approximately 20 pounds of marijuana and three firearms were seized after a search at a Fancy Gap residence June 25. Via: The Carroll News

Apple Ridge Farm to host July Chamber Business After Hours Social

The scenic Apple Ridge Farm camp facilities will be the host location for the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Social on July 15th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Via: SWVAToday

Teen dead after drowning in Patrick County

The Patrick County Sheriff has released the name of the drowning victim. He is 18-year-old Kerion Jykeem Witcher. Here is the release from the Patrick County Sheriff: A Martinsville man drowned Friday afternoon at Fairystone State Park , according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith. Kerion Jykeem Witcher, 18, of Circle Drive, was found at(…)