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Initiative will train Virginians to work in state film industry

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If you’ve always dreamed of working in the film industry, but didn’t have the skills needed to do so, here’s your chance. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe…

Extras being sought for Civil War pilot

RICHMOND — An open casting call will be held in Richmond Friday, Sept. 5, to find background extras for the Civil War pilot “Point of Honor,” which is filming in…

Protect your child; use a safety seat

Protect your child; use a safety seat

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for children ages three to 14 years; but failure to use a safety seat isn’t always…

Former Southwest Times Newspaper carrier reflects back on job 60 years ago

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Fred Owen holds a copy of The Southwest Times, folded into a triangle similar to a paper football. When he worked as a carrier in…

Emerald Ash Borer creeping closer

Emerald Ash Borer creeping closer

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com “It’s a pretty nasty insect,” Pulaski County Forester Jim Mueller said of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which is creeping ever closer to Southwest Virginia and…

WCC monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree approaching

Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring Rich in Tradition and the South Carolina Broadcasters on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m.…

Free Clinic of Pulaski announces Benefit Gospel Sing

The Pulaski community has a chance to support the Free Clinic of Pulaski County Sept. 13 when the organization holds its First Annual Gospel Sing at Pulaski Middle School. “The…

Radford University Theatre professor chosen for directing intensive

Pulaski resident and Radford University Professor of Theatre Wesley Young attended the second annual Kennedy Center Directing Intensive in Washington, D.C. Young was chosen from among applicants nationwide for one…

WCC offers professional dog bathing course in Carroll County

Individuals interested in entering the growing pet care industry will have a chance to learn some new grooming techniques through Wytheville Community College’s (WCC) Office of Workforce Development. The course,…

Mariners say no; town council says yes to Calfee

Mariners say no; town council says yes to Calfee

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Shelor Motor Mile will proceed with plans to purchase Calfee Park. The Mariners, however, will not be returning to play on the Town of…