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BBB warns consumers of ‘pinkwashing’

ROANOKE – October has arrived and with it the colors of the fall season: orange, red, brown, and … pink.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many businesses…

Suspect in Va. community college shooting indicted

CHRISTIANBURG, Va.— A grand jury has indicted a man accused of shooting two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall. Neil MacInnis, 19 and a former student at…

Dublin Moose holding Halloween party for kids

Dublin Moose Lodge will hold a Kid’s Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 26, at the lodge, 5700 Bagging Plant Road. The 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. event is free and open…

Pepper’s Ferry receives top safety award

Pepper’s Ferry receives top safety award

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority recently received a top safety award for having accumulated more than 400,000 employee hours without a lost work hour…

VSP arrest Tazewell County woman for embezzlement, money laundering

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Virginia State Police have charged a Tazewell County woman with multiple counts of embezzlement and money laundering after an investigation by VSP’s Bureau of Investigation’s…

VT to study how social media impacts elections

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech students and retirees will join together for a “tweetup” focusing on the role of social media in elections. “Hokies Want to Know” will include a roundtable…

GPA asked to consider fundraising for Calfee

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Thursday night’s Greater Pulaski Alliance (GPA), the topic of Calfee Park and its needs for restoration were brought up by Town Manager John Hawley.…

Austin family receives keys to new home

Austin family receives keys to new home

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   What began in early December 2012 with a Build Brigade is now complete. The community united once again Saturday to honor Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy…

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…