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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…

Local U.S. district judge dies

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Federal District Court Judge James Turk passed away on Sunday, July 6, according to an announcement from De Vilbiss Funeral Home. Turk died at his…

Virginia SNAP receives ‘High Performance Bonus’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   RICHMOND – Virginia is among eight states selected to receive a $1.7 million “High Performance Bonus” for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to…

Wizard of Oz comes to Pulaski

Wizard of Oz comes to Pulaski

By JENNIFER WADE jennifer@southwesttimes.com   Rehearsals for Adaire Theatre’s 2014 production are under way. This year, the staff and production team has decided to come together to bring the classic…