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New River Valley Fair to feature multiple events during the week

New River Valley Fair to feature multiple events during the week

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The 2014 New River Valley Fair is set for the second-to-last week of July, running from Monday, July 21 to Saturday, July 26. A wide…

Hoses seek to douse Guns Saturday

Hoses seek to douse Guns Saturday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The Hoses will try to drown out the Guns Saturday to stop a second straight law enforcement victory in the annual Safe Haven Guns-N-Hoses charity…

Stork tries to make delivery on Interstate 81 today

A scanner report revealed that a woman went into active labor on Interstate 81 near exit 94. The woman is reported to be from Connecticut, where she has been receiving…

Elks Lodge supports Relay for Life

Elks Lodge supports Relay for Life

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Lodge #1067 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks joined forces with American Cancer Society Relay for Life “Team Captain” Judy Odell in…

Third annual Boot Camp to Fight Breast Cancer fundraiser

By JENNIFER WADE jennifer@southwesttimes.com   Delegate Nick Rush and his wife, Jennifer, are partnering with the owner of Boot Camp Challenge-New River Valley to announce their third annual fundraising initiative…

Obama drug policy unveiling in Roanoke

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com ROANOKE — President Barack Obama’s top drug policy advisor was scheduled to unveil the administration’s 2014 National Drug Policy Reform Plan this morning in Roanoke. Michael…

Flexibility extended for Virginia Public Schools

On Friday the US Department of Education approved Virginia’s request for a one-year extension of the commonwealth’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The waiver, originally approved in…

Ratcliffe Museum hosts summer camp for area youth

Youngsters in the town of Pulaski can look back in history and learn about trains, planes, cars and trucks, buggies and more related to transportation. The first Ratcliffe Transportation Museum…

Adams named publisher of Times

Brenda Adams, who has made a career of helping newspapers reach their fullest potential, has been named publisher for The Southwest Times. Adams has served as publisher for daily, twice…

Local church drama group wins national competition

Local church drama group wins national competition

By JENNIFER WADE jennifer@southwesttimes.com   Teenagers with Abundant Life Ministries recently competed in Baltimore, Md. for a national talent competition. After an emotional day, Caitlin Branscome, Bryttany Melton, Karah East…