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Janet Johnson concludes 43-year career with New River Community Action

Janet Johnson concludes 43-year career with New River Community Action

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   As announced last week, Janet Johnson, the lead community service worker for New River Community Action (NRCA) is retiring after 43 years. Johnson began her…

‘Suitable copy for framing’ perplexes federal officials

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Dublin Town Manager Bill Parker caused quite a “ruckus” recently when he questioned a federal agency about a new policy requiring the town to use…

Hannah Altizer wins Pulaski County Spelling Bee

Hannah Altizer wins Pulaski County Spelling Bee

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Dublin Middle School student Hannah Altizer was named champion for the Pulaski County Spelling Bee. The Bee was held Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. in…

YMCA progresses with renovations

YMCA progresses with renovations

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   If you haven’t been to the YMCA in Pulaski lately you might be amazed at the improvements that started in January and are in process…

Local libraries have guides to Va. house/garden tour

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   An estimated 30,000 visitors are expected to visit the commonwealth April 26-May 3 for the 81st annual “Historic Garden Week in Virginia” house and garden…

Library hosting Shamrock Party

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Put on your favorite green attire and prepare for some fun as Pulaski County Library celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a special “Shamrock Party,” Monday,…

Floyd’s fundraising Mardi Gras benefits school

The Blue Mountain School’s annual flagship fundraiser, the Fifth Annual Tom Ryan Memorial Floyd Mardi Gras Costume Ball, will be held at the Floyd EcoVillage Celebration Hall on Saturday, March…

Legislators delaying school grading system

By CHRIS SUAREZ Capital News Service   RICHMOND — The House Education Committee has approved a bill delaying the implementation of a new grading system for schools, but some delegates…

Moss shares insight and advice with local art students

Moss shares insight and advice with local art students

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Sunday, Feb. 23 marked the 17th annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony hosted by the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV) and incorporated…

Watch out for ‘Publisher’s Clearing House’ scam

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If you get a call from someone claiming you’ve won a “Publisher’s Clearing House” prize, watch out … it might be a scam. Roger Williams,…