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Calm down, Coach

Well, here it is March again, and the big march to the “Final Four” is just ahead. Locally there seems to be a lot of anxiety about whether Virginia Tech…

Battle for Iwo Jima

Every year at about this time, my thoughts go back to February of 1945, because it was on Monday, Feb. 19, 1945 that U. S. Marines were successful in establishing…

Battle for Iwo Jima

Every year at about this time, my thoughts go back to February of 1945, because it was on Monday, Feb. 19, 1945 that U. S. Marines were successful in establishing…

The third John Floyd

Doctor John Floyd died in 1837 at the young age of 54, while visiting Sweet Springs health spa in what is now the state of West Virginia. Like his father,…

The third John Floyd

Doctor John Floyd died in 1837 at the young age of 54, while visiting Sweet Springs health spa in what is now the state of West Virginia. Like his father,…

The second John Floyd

Last week I wrote about the first John Floyd  who was a surveyor for Colonel William Preston, of Smithfield Plantation, now Blacksburg, and walked through the pages of Southwest Virginia…

The second John Floyd

Last week I wrote about the first John Floyd  who was a surveyor for Colonel William Preston, of Smithfield Plantation, now Blacksburg, and walked through the pages of Southwest Virginia…

The first John Floyd

Three John Floyds played a part in helping to create history for the state of Virginia. The first John Floyd to walk upon the pages of our state’s history was…

The first John Floyd

Three John Floyds played a part in helping to create history for the state of Virginia. The first John Floyd to walk upon the pages of our state’s history was…

Rose Bowl of 1939

The year was 1938. The two football powers in the east were the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Duke Blue Devils. It was the day of many two-way players, many of…