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McAuliffe announces 2,000 new jobs in Chesterfield Co.

RICHMOND — Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today at the Virginia State Capitol that Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese pulp and paper company will invest $2 billion over…

Board of Supervisors share budget details with public

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors held a special public hearing Monday night to discuss the proposed FY 2015 budget with the county’s citizens. While…

Coal executive to represent Democrats in 38th District

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   With no other Democrats filing by Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline, a coal company executive will represent the Democrats in an Aug. 19 special election to…

Youth FLAG Camp to be held next week

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Fun Learning About God (FLAG) Camp is in full swing with its camp for teenagers this week, while the camp for children ages 6…

FOCL holding lake clean-up June 28

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Friends of Claytor Lake (FOCL) is asking lake residents and users to pitch in Saturday, June 28, as it holds its annual All Lake Clean Up…

Fundraiser benefits Relay for Life

By JENNIFER WADE Jennifer@southwesttimes.com   Robin Slate recalls a Christmas memory when she was 12 years old and found tickets to an Alabama concert in her stocking.  Alabama was her…

Truck fire backs up traffic in Montgomery County

SALEM – A tractor-trailer caught fire on Interstate-81 this morning at about 8 a.m., causing traffic delays for up to six miles. According to VDOT spokesperson Jason Bond, the accident…

Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The…

Motorcycle ministry honors area veterans

Motorcycle ministry honors area veterans

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When motorcycles rolled through Washington, D.C. for this year’s Rolling Thunder event, two members of Faith Ryders Motorcycle Ministry joined in, flying 12 flags…

District Democrats call mass meeting

Will nominate candidate to replace resigned 38th District Sen. Phillip Puckett   By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Unless only one candidate files to seek the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s 38th…