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Infant body found in closet, police investigating

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – Authorities are investigating the cause of death for an infant whose decomposing body was found inside a closet in a Christiansburg residence Friday,…

Three killed in fiery I-81 crash in Smyth

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SMYTH COUNTY – Three men were killed Wednesday when a tanker truck went out of control on Interstate 81, colliding with two other trucks and…

Phi Theta Kappa students receive Coca-Cola scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa students receive Coca-Cola scholarship

New River Community College students Cecile Newcomb and Joshua Wilson recently were awarded national Coca-Cola “Leaders of Promise” scholarships. The Leaders of Promise scholarship program provides new members of Phi…

‘American Pickers’ looking to ‘pick’ in Virginia

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The television series “American Pickers” is coming to Virginia in November and they’re looking for “oddballs” – oddball antiques or historic items and maybe even…

Halloween fun creeping into library schedule

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Get out your carving tools and prepare to make your best Jack-o’-lantern as Pulaski County Library System holds its second annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, along…

Calfee’s shaky standing as league venue discussed by council

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s Pulaski Town Council meeting, the council discussed the need to repair or upgrade facilities at Calfee Park to meet professional baseball standards.…

Fine Arts annual membership meeting to gather at the Ratcliffe

This year’s Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum. “Anyone who is a member of…

Celebrate the spirit of the highlands at Radford University

Celebrate the spirit of the highlands at Radford University

RADFORD – Celtic rockers Enter The Haggis will turn up the volume in the New River Valley when they headline the 18th Radford Highlanders Festival on the Radford University campus…

VT Student one of 25 nationwide to participate in Fisheries program

BLACKSBURG – Paige Crane of Blacksburg, a freshman majoring in wildlife science in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, got a jump on her college studies by participating in…

Building Contractor Licensing course available

A course for those interested in entering the contracting field will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 12, at New River Community College in Dublin. Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational…