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Speed limit increasing on Hillsville bypass

CARROLL COUNTY – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is increasing the speed limit on the Route 58 Bypass around Hillsville this month after engineering studies determined the bypass meets requirements…

What if VDGIF also rejects buoys?

What if VDGIF also rejects buoys?

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   They’ve caused quite a bit of uproar at Claytor Lake the last few months, prompting county leaders to reject them. So what happens if state…

USDA’s SNAP program extends to farmers markets

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com More fresh foods will be available to the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also formerly referred to as “food stamps”) recipients though farmers markets, according…

NRCC alumna strives to serve others

NRCC alumna strives to serve others

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC Public Relations   If you ask New River Community College alumna Brittni Woolwine what led her to study nutrition and psychology at Virginia Tech, she’ll start…

VDOT hold public hearing for VT Southgate Drive project

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a location public hearing on Wednesday, May 8 to review the environmental study for the replacement and relocation…

Pulaski Area Transit receives new buses

Pulaski Area Transit receives new buses

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Thanks to grant funding from the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Federal Transit Administration and New River Valley Senior Services, Pulaski Area Transit (PAT)…

Pulaski County and Galax bakers take home the ‘bread’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Bakers from Pulaski County and Galax recently took home the “bread” in Southwest Virginia Fresh’s (SO Fresh) Blossom & Grow Fest baked goods contest in…

Celebrate Friendship Day on May 3

Church Women United of Pulaski County will sponsor May Friendship Day on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 408 North Jefferson…

New registration, titling and safety requirements for mopeds

RICHMOND –Beginning July 1, Virginia law requires every moped driver to carry a government-issued photo ID, which does not have to be a driver’s license, and every driver and passenger…

BBB alerts consumers to ‘travel voucher’ scam

ROANOKE—Fraudulent travel vouchers that have been flying across the country have now landed in Virginia, in an attempt by scammers to put consumer’s bank accounts on standby. Consumers in Western…