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VBS appealing for blood to boost holiday supply

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Virginia Blood Services (VBS) is urging the public to “Be the Giving Type” by giving the gift of blood this holiday season. Although patient needs…

Wilderness Road museum offering traditional Christmas with Hillcrest fundraiser

Wilderness Road museum offering traditional Christmas with Hillcrest fundraiser

By AUSTIN ADDAIR Museum intern   Wilderness Road Regional Museum will celebrate a traditional Appalachian Christmas Sunday, Jan. 5, 4-6 p.m., at Hillcrest Farms in Dublin. The fundraiser to benefit…

Town Council approves request for EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant, adopts resolution for Lewis Gale Hospital

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@thesouthwesttimes.com   Tuesday night’s Pulaski Town Council meeting started off with a request from John White on behalf of the Economic Development Board to endorse the submission…

Santa brings special gifts to the Y’

Santa brings special gifts to the Y’

Santa visited the YMCA Thursday, Dec. 12 to inspire the children in the Child Development Program and to deliver a special “Santa gift” to Allison Hunter, YMCA executive director, during…

Time expiring for college savings contributions

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If you’re setting aside money in a Virginia529 college savings account for Jane’s or Johnny’s college education, time is quickly ticking away if you want…

Bluegrass Kinsmen, Slate Mountain Ramblers performing at jamboree

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Bluegrass Kinsmen and Slate Mountain Ramblers are the featured performers at New River Community College’s Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree. The Saturday, Jan. 11,…

2013 tax guide for farmers available online

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The Internal Revenue Services’ Farmer’s Tax Guide for preparing 2013 tax returns is now available on the IRS website, IRS.gov. More than 40,000 farm tax…

Part of Blue Ridge Parkway closing for maintenance

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia will soon be closed temporarily during weekdays to allow for routine maintenance. The Parkway will close…

$11,000 raised for charities through lemonade stand project in First Year Experiences course

BLACKSBURG – Lemonade stands are not just for neighborhood kids. Pamplin College of Business first-year students opened their own stands this semester and raised more than $11,000 for three local…

Flood rescue earns Bentley ‘Employee of the Year’

Flood rescue earns Bentley ‘Employee of the Year’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When town of Pulaski employee Mark Bentley helped rescue a woman from flooding last January, he said he wasn’t looking for glory, but those actions…