Ninth District Traveling Staff Office Hours for August

Congressman Griffith’s Ninth District STAFF will be available at the following locations during the month of August: August 1, 2014 Martinsville: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm NCI Room 106 – Classroom Building 30 Franklin Street Martinsville, VA Lee County: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Lee County Sheriff’s Office Conference Room – Suite U101 33640 Main(…)

Floyd County 18-year-old among those promoting FFA statewide

A 2014 high school honor graduate will be deferring attendance at Virginia Tech for the coming year to spend the time traveling around the state for the FFA organization. Via: SWVAToday

Carilion Family Medicine adds doctor, seeing new patients

Carilion Family Medicine, which has been open since March, will be expanding its services, thanks to the addition of Dr. Greg Shawvner. Via: The Carroll News

Watch Your Step!

Watch Your Step!

<div class=”ftpimagefix” style=”float:left;”><a class=”colorbox” href=”http://back2theland.com/critters/watch-your-step/” ><img width=”250″ src=”http://back2theland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copperhead1.jpg” alt=”Copperhead Snake” > Copperhead Snake Yes, this is another SNAKE article to warn you that COPPERHEADS- a poisonous snake found up and down the east coast and common in the APPALACIA- which means my back yard and maybe yours. If you are vacationing in the great outdoors(…)

Carroll County woman wins $1 million prize in Virginia Lottery

Carroll County woman wins $1 million prize in Virginia Lottery

A Carroll County woman took the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Winner Take All Scratcher game.

Jazz artist Stephanie Nakasian coming to Floyd

Internationally acclaimed jazz, swing, and blues ensemble, Stephanie Nakasian & The Hod O’Brien Trio, will perform at The Jacksonville Center’s intimate “Bistro Stage” on August 16 beginning at 7: Via: SWVAToday

Copeland named Citizen of the Month for July

Bill “Doc” Copeland, who has been a fixture in Hillsville for the past 49 years, has been tabbed Citizen of the Month for July by Laurel Fork Councilman Greg Yonce during the July 14 town council meeting. Via: The Carroll News

Keeping commitments to our veterans

I met with the President’s nominee to lead the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs this week, and I believe Robert McDonald – an Army veteran and the retired CEO of Procter & Gamble – is the right man for the job. Via: Senator Mark Warner

Citizens protest proposed natural gas pipeline

An overflow crowd packed the meeting room of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night and all who spoke during the public comment period about the proposed natural gas pipeline that will ru Via: SWVAToday

Solarize Floyd having community meeting July 29

Solarize Floyd, a community based group interested in increasing the solar generating capacity in Floyd County, will hold a community meeting to launch the program on Tuesday, July 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. Via: SWVAToday

Larrowe’s persistence praised in Vanguard’s move to Carroll

As it started to look for a locality to expand its operation, Virginia was the last place on the mind of Vanguard Furniture. Via: The Carroll News

The Carroll News print edition has new look

The print edition of The Carroll News now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Via: The Carroll News

Worker dies in accident at Galax mirror plant

Worker dies in accident at Galax mirror plant

A worker died Wednesday at an industrial plant in Galax after becoming trapped in a piece of machinery.

Carroll man killed in American Mirror accident

A 37-year-old Carroll County man died at the scene of an accident Wednesday at American Mirror in Galax. Via: The Carroll News

Speakers address ‘clean power’ at Wytheville meeting

About 35 people attended a public listening session held by officials with Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality Tuesday night, at Wytheville Community College. Via: SWVAToday

FloydFest draws local talent

FloydFest draws local talent

The FloydFest world music festival got underway Wednesday. The event is expanding to five days this year. Via: SWVAToday

Roll Call: An Important Step Forward in Protecting the Innocent

Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, served as governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006. He currently serves on the Senate’s Banking, Budget, Finance and Intelligence committees. Via: Senator Mark Warner

Floyd County Chamber of Commerce plans lunchtime meeting Tuesday

The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce is holding a lunchtime board/membership meeting in the new Buffalo Mountain Conference Room at Hotel Floyd on Tuesday, July 29, 12-2 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by Thoma Via: SWVAToday