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NRV Horse Show opens Thursday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   New River Valley Horse Show will open for its 107th year Thursday, May 22, at New River Valley Fairgrounds on Route 100, about a mile…

Virginia chamber names Yost ‘Champion of Free Enterprise’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Based on his support of legislation supportive of business during the 2014 legislative session, Virginia Chamber of Commerce has named 12th District Del. Joseph Yost…

May is Adult Abuse Prevention Month

Overmedication and harmful drug reactions   By LEE ANN MARTIN PC Department of Social Services As people grow older, they are more likely to develop long-term health conditions that require…

Wounding plea draws prison term

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 53-year-old man will serve more than six years of a 20-year prison term after pleading guilty Monday to stabbing another man almost a dozen…

Local fire departments fight early Monday morning blazes

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Firefighters were dispatched early Monday morning to extinguish flames reported in two separate incidents in Pulaski County. The Jefferson Yarns warehouse on Valley St. caught…

Pulaski police cars receiving makeover

Pulaski police cars receiving makeover

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Police Department’s patrol vehicles are taking on a new look — one that will be hard to miss at night. According to Capt. Anthony…

Ripplemead motorist fatally shot by police

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   PEARISBURG – Virginia State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Ripplemead man Sunday by a Pearisburg police officer. According to Virginia State Police…

‘Guns-N-Hoses’ sponsors sought

‘Guns-N-Hoses’ sponsors sought

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   It’s almost time for public safety officials to exchange their guns and fire hoses for softball bats as Safe Haven Child Visitation Centers of the…

Duncans receive VCCS philanthropy award

Duncans receive VCCS philanthropy award

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC public relations   New River Community College nominees Paul Duncan of Christiansburg and Gary Duncan of Salem have earned the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in…

Memorial Day event to be ‘patriotic and inspiring’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   This year’s Memorial Day ceremony at Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery promises to be both “patriotic and inspiring” as a Bronze Star recipient provides the keynote…