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Radford University spring enrollment sets record

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Radford University set a record with its spring 2014 enrollment headcount of 9,334 students. According to a news release from Radford University, this broke an eight-year…

Woodland owners invited to informational dinner

By BILL WORRELL Virginia Cooperative Extension   Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a program in March for woodland owners interested in obtaining a certified stamp of approval for forest management…

Town Council hears update on snow storm impact

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Last week’s winter storm was discussed at Tuesday night’s Town Council work session, as Town Engineer Bill Pedigo gave an update on how the mass…

Man accused of child sexual assault

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 61-year-old Pulaski County man was arrested Monday on charges he sexually assaulted a child. Lawrence Willis “Larry” Musick of Fairlawn is charged with taking…

Police: man caused wreck, murdered passenger

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   DICKENSON COUNTY – Police say a Clintwood man is jailed on murder and other charges for allegedly “purposely” ramming a vehicle with his truck Sunday…

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…