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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…

Wythe County craftsmen and organizations honored at Heartwood

Wythe County artisans and community organizations were honored last week at Southwest Virginia’s Heartwood, as the organization celebrated Wythe-Bland Day. Featured in the event were a wide variety of entertainers…

Percussion duo Escape Ten to perform at VT

BLACKSBURG – Maybe the word “percussion” conjures up images of drums. That wouldn’t be incorrect, but the percussion duo Escape Ten proves it to be so much more when they…

Scammers strike again with ‘Do Not Call Registry’

ROANOKE–If you get a call from someone claiming to be a representative of the National Do Not Call Registry, you may want to think twice about sharing your information with…

Pulaski County Public Schools adjusts attendance policy

On September 19 the Pulaski County School Board adopted adjustments to Pulaski County Public Schools’ attendance policy. These adjustments limit the number of undocumented excused absences to 10 per school…

Wythe County wins $75,000 stormwater grant

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Wythe County announced Thursday that in a partnership with the town of Rural Retreat, it has received a $75,000 grant from the Virginia Department of…

Local journalist brings music and memories to RU’s Creative Arts Week

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Ralph Berrier Jr. comes by his musical ability naturally. Two of his male relatives – his grandfather, Clayton Hall, and uncle, Saford Hall – played…