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State declines department of corrections study

By ERIC LUTHER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A resolution allowing government agencies to examine employment conditions of penitentiaries statewide was tabled recently by the General Assembly’s Committee on…

Hospital announces January winner of service excellence award

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski has announced that Ayla Combs, R.N., was recently selected as the Service Excellence Employee of the Month for January. According to a news…

Bill seeks compensation for dog-ravaged livestock

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Livestock and poultry owners in rural areas of Virginia may find some solace in the coming weeks if the Senate passes…

Grant would fund active-shooter training

By JAMES GALLOWAY Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A bill is advancing through the House that would grant “active shooter” training funds to smaller police forces, which currently have…

Child porn charges among indictments

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County grand jury has indicted a Fairlawn man on 15 counts of possession of child pornography. The charges against 57-year-old Charles Kirby Thornsbury…

Shomo case tentatively set for March

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – A jury trial has been set for a Pulaski County businessman accused of bilking investors out of nearly $600,000, however the date isn’t…

PSK 107 now NASH FM 107.1

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG – Cumulus announced the launch yesterday of NASH FM 107.1 marking Cumulus Country entrance into the New River Valley joining the growing list of NASH-branded country…

Delta Air Lines customers to glimpse NRV offerings

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Come spring, the New River Valley will be able to give more than five million people worldwide a glimpse of the region’s offerings in a…

Registration underway for Caregiver Conference

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Registration is underway for the Sixth Annual Caregiver Conference and Resource Fair hosted by New River Valley Agency on Aging. “Caring Connections” will be held…

FACNRV announces 2014 Scholastic Art Award winners

The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV) is Southwest Virginia’s Regional Sponsor for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards through the National Alliance for Young Artists &…