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Fire destroys barn, contents

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Fire destroyed a barn and its contents on Wilderness Road Tuesday afternoon. Newbern Volunteer Fire Department received the call in the area of Mountain View…

Southwest Virginia wrecks claim two lives

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Separate wrecks that occurred just 20 minutes apart in Wise and Buchanan counties Tuesday claimed the lives of two Virginia residents. The first wreck, at…

Carroll shooting victims apparently were married

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WOODLAWN – A man and woman who sustained fatal gunshot wounds Sunday were from Hillsville and apparently were married. Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner said…

Virginia State Police cancels Amber Alert

Virginia State Police cancels Amber Alert

The Virginia AMBER Alert was cancelled as of 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. A Virginia State Police trooper spotted the suspect vehicle while on patrol in Accomack County. Amiyah M. Dallas, 5,…

Riverlawn Elementary integrates new teaching techniques

Riverlawn Elementary integrates new teaching techniques

  By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The faculty of Riverlawn Elementary in Fairlawn are currently working to improve and innovate their teaching techniques in a new integration program, with some…

Two of five charged in robbery enter pleas

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   RADFORD – Two Radford men charged in connection with a March 2013 home invasion robbery in which a man was pistol-whipped pleaded guilty Friday. William…

Fatal shootings believed to be related

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WOODLAWN – Carroll County authorities are investigating two fatal shootings in the Woodlawn area Sunday, which they believe to be related. According to Carroll County…

Literacy volunteers to hold annual Scrabble tourney

Imagine how life would be if you couldn’t read By PHYLLIS YOUHAS Literacy Volunteers of the NRV If you couldn’t read, street signs, job applications, everyday specials at the local…

Willie Nelson and Alison Kraus to play Roanoke Civic Center in May

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Music legends and Grammy Award winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas are coming to the Roanoke Civic Center Coliseum,…

Legislators debating student concussion policy

By Chris Suarez Capital News Service   RICHMOND — Student-athletes in youth-sports programs could be included under new concussion policies if a bill seeking to add guidelines for non-interscholastic teams…