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Virginia WIC offices open during partial government shutdown

RICHMOND-State Health Commissioner Cynthia C. Romero, MD, FAAFP, assured Virginians today that all offices for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) across the state are…

Shots heard outside Capitol, building in lockdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday while putting the entire complex on lockdown. “There are reports of injuries,”…

Ten things to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   The six-month open enrollment period for healthcare through the Health Insurance Marketplace has begun. Americans can now shop for family or individual benefits through the…

Infant body found in closet, police investigating

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – Authorities are investigating the cause of death for an infant whose decomposing body was found inside a closet in a Christiansburg residence Friday,…

Three killed in fiery I-81 crash in Smyth

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SMYTH COUNTY – Three men were killed Wednesday when a tanker truck went out of control on Interstate 81, colliding with two other trucks and…

Phi Theta Kappa students receive Coca-Cola scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa students receive Coca-Cola scholarship

New River Community College students Cecile Newcomb and Joshua Wilson recently were awarded national Coca-Cola “Leaders of Promise” scholarships. The Leaders of Promise scholarship program provides new members of Phi…

‘American Pickers’ looking to ‘pick’ in Virginia

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The television series “American Pickers” is coming to Virginia in November and they’re looking for “oddballs” – oddball antiques or historic items and maybe even…

Halloween fun creeping into library schedule

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Get out your carving tools and prepare to make your best Jack-o’-lantern as Pulaski County Library System holds its second annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, along…

Calfee’s shaky standing as league venue discussed by council

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s Pulaski Town Council meeting, the council discussed the need to repair or upgrade facilities at Calfee Park to meet professional baseball standards.…

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…