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Pulaski to light tree before parade

Pulaski to light tree before parade

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   It’s a busy time of the year for Santa Claus, but he’s taking out time from his busy schedule to stop by the town of…

Thanksgiving closings

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   To help you schedule your week, here’s a list of Thanksgiving closings around the area: Dublin town offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28…

PCHS band uniforms need to march out for replacement

PCHS band uniforms need to march out for replacement

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “We tell our band members to wear dark clothing underneath their uniforms, just in case something gives go, so people won’t see red hearts on…

Forest service offering new map app for visitors

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps on apps for people using Android and iOS devices. “This mobile app makes it easier…

NRV free clinic designated Community Health Center

The Free Clinic of the New River Valley, with full-time charitable clinics in Christiansburg and Pearisburg, has been awarded designation as a Community Health Center by the U.S. Department of…

BBB tips: How to avoid the annual holiday job scams

Roanoke – ‘Tis the season to be hiring. The National Retail Federation has projected sales over the holidays will exceed $600 billion, and that means the holiday job market is…

Flora elected 169th Grand Master of Masons in Virginia

The Grand Lodge of Virginia, on Saturday, Nov. 9, during its 235th Annual Communication, elected Wayne Sawyer Flora, of Virginia Beach, to serve as its 169th Grand Master during 2013-2014. …

The wait is over: final concrete poured at Allisonia bridge

The wait is over: final concrete poured at Allisonia bridge

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   The bridge on Route 693 in Allisonia has been closed for over six months, causing the rerouting of mail and school transportation.  “People had to…

Pet travel tips for the road

  Are you taking a Thanksgiving Day road trip with your pet?  Before you start dreaming of turkey and homemade pies, keep in mind that it’s important to plan ahead…

Obama: Nuclear deal blocks Iran’s path to bomb

GENEVA (AP) — Iran struck a historic deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most…