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Entrepreneurs have chance for $25,000 and startup assistance

BLACKSBURG – An entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team may qualify for a $25,000 “Running Start” loan and a package of free startup assistance services under a new Game Changers Challenge offered…

Animal shelter teams with local businesses for free adoptions

Wythe County’s Department of Animal Control has teamed up with local businesses in an effort to offer free dog adoptions throughout the month of October. Sponsored by Bob Huff Chevrolet…

Second Saturdays at the FACNRV

The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley’s Second Saturdays begin Saturday, Oct. 12, with Art for Children on Saturday mornings. Classes for ages 5-8 are from 10-10:50 a.m.,…

Area women ‘monkey around’ in Dirty Girl Mud Run

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   On Saturday, Sept. 28, a group of 15 local women got dressed to get dirty; some in ears, one as a zookeeper, and one as…

American Craft Week comes to the New River Valley

The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV), joining more than 200 retailers and art institutions nationwide in celebration of American Craft Week, invites you to celebrate American…

NRCC briefs

NRCC welding professor receives award New River Community College welding professor Mark Gilbert has received the District Director Certificate Award from the Southwest Virginia Section of the American Welding Society…

Request for church Halloween celebration info

Is your church holding a Halloween party, an alternative to Halloween celebration, fall carnival, trunk-or-treat or other event that’s open to the public? Send us information about it, including date,…

National Fire Prevention Week aims to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires’

American Red Cross responds to thousands of house fires every year, most of which occur while someone is cooking. The focus of this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12,…

Firm hired for county reassessment

By TRINA RUPE Commissioner of the Revenue   The County of Pulaski has selected the Daleville firm of Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd. as general assessor for the 2014 general reassessment…

8th grade reality day a great success

Submitted by Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce   The former Central School area looked more like the school it once was Wednesday, Sept. 25, as buses came and went throughout…