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Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Jacob Zuma says “we’ve lost our greatest son.”…

Body ID’d as that of missing Lynchburg teen

LYNCHBURG (AP) — Lynchburg police say a body found in a heavily wooded area has been identified as that of a missing teenager. Police tell media outlets that the medical…

Peebles running Toys for Tots campaign

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Peebles customers and the general public have an opportunity to help needy children through Toys for Tots by participating in several fundraising campaigns sponsored by…

Council adopts motion to continue working on Calfee proposals

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Calfee Park was once again on the agenda at Tuesday night’s council meeting. As before, the topic was upgrading Calfee’s visitors’ clubhouse and umpire’s quarters…

WRRM holding Christmas Open House Saturday

WRRM holding Christmas Open House Saturday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Wilderness Road Regional Museum in Newbern invites the public to stop by Saturday for a tour, music, a book signing and living history presentations as…

Service to mark anniversary of Wythe deputy’s death

Service to mark anniversary of Wythe deputy’s death

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE – Wythe County Sheriff’s Office will hold a special memorial service and blood drive Friday to mark the 19th anniversary of the shooting death…

Private Pilot Ground School begins at NRCC in January

New River Community College will offer a Private Pilot Ground School beginning in January to prepare students for receiving a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot rating. Students will be…

Titans of the Cage #7 “Fighting for our Vets”

Titans of the Cage #7 “Fighting for our Vets”

Saturday, Dec. 14, Titans of the Cage #7 promotions returns and will be held at the VFW in Hillsville.  This marks the first MMA event ever held in Hillsville and…

Open house, open hearts at Pulaski County Christmas Store

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   How exactly does Santa’s workshop get things done? The Pulaski County Christmas Store helped citizens get an idea on Monday night. The store celebrated their…

Pulaski Christmas celebration and parade set for tomorrow night

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   One last word to the nice (and naughty): the town of Pulaski’s annual holiday celebration is tomorrow night. The festivities will begin at 5:30 in…