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National Committee for the New River changes name to New River Conservancy

By JENNIFER WADE Jennifer@southwesttimes.com   The National Committee for the New River (NCNR) announced that it has changed its name to the New River Conservancy.  Formed in the early 1970’s,…

Wounded Warrior Project tournament raises over $14,000

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Wounded Warrior Project hosted a golf tournament at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech on Monday, June 9. Twenty-seven teams, each comprised…

Tam ‘Tom’ Meredith

Tam ‘Tom’ Meredith

Tam “Tom” Meredith, 49, of Pulaski, Va., went to be with his heavenly father on June 27, 2014 after his courageous battle with colon cancer.   A funeral service will be…

Water treatment plant in the process of improvement

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   After two years of planning and discussion regarding funding, long overdue upgrades to the Town of Pulaski’s Water Treatment Facility will begin this summer. The…

New passing law takes effect July 1

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Passing motorists will have to leave a little more distance between their vehicle and bikes, mopeds and some other forms of transportation on Virginia roads come…

Byrd nominated for fourth term as VAPDC officer

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com     Kevin Byrd, executive director of New River Valley Planning District Commission (NRVPDC), has been nominated to serve as an officer for Virginia Association of…

Griffith introduces the Cell Phone Freedom Act

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   U.S. Congressman and Virginia Ninth District Representative Morgan Griffith introduced The Cell Phone Freedom act on Tuesday, which would prevent government officials from remotely disabling…

Camping event slated at Claytor Lake

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Individuals and families will have a chance to take part in a “good old-fashioned camping experience” this weekend as Claytor Lake State Park joins in the…

Drop-off sites set for lake cleanup

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Those participating in Saturday’s cleanup day at Claytor Lake will have three choices of drop-off sites for the trash and debris removed from the lake. The…

Special singing at Thornspring Methodist Church

Thornspring United Methodist Church will host a special singing Sunday, June 29. “By His Grace” will take the stage at 6 p.m. at the church located at 5670 Thornspring Church…