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PCPC G.R.O.W. ready to blossom

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   What’s in a name? In one case, too much coincidence. The Pulaski Community Partners Coalition found that their Green Gills aquaponics program name was too…

Red Cross blood drives for December

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Is being 17 or older, weighing at least 110 pounds and being in general good health enough to qualify you as one of Santa’s helpers?…

LewisGale honors long-term employees

LewisGale honors long-term employees

LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski recently held an awards ceremony to honor 50 of its staff members for their hard work, dedication, and years of service. “The success of our hospital all comes…

World mourns Mandela, struggles to find the words

For most of the world, his name is synonymous with courage and perseverance. Leaders and citizens, athletes and artists remembered Nelson Mandela on Friday — though many struggled to find…

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Jacob Zuma says “we’ve lost our greatest son.”…

Body ID’d as that of missing Lynchburg teen

LYNCHBURG (AP) — Lynchburg police say a body found in a heavily wooded area has been identified as that of a missing teenager. Police tell media outlets that the medical…

Peebles running Toys for Tots campaign

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Peebles customers and the general public have an opportunity to help needy children through Toys for Tots by participating in several fundraising campaigns sponsored by…

Council adopts motion to continue working on Calfee proposals

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Calfee Park was once again on the agenda at Tuesday night’s council meeting. As before, the topic was upgrading Calfee’s visitors’ clubhouse and umpire’s quarters…

WRRM holding Christmas Open House Saturday

WRRM holding Christmas Open House Saturday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Wilderness Road Regional Museum in Newbern invites the public to stop by Saturday for a tour, music, a book signing and living history presentations as…

Service to mark anniversary of Wythe deputy’s death

Service to mark anniversary of Wythe deputy’s death

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE – Wythe County Sheriff’s Office will hold a special memorial service and blood drive Friday to mark the 19th anniversary of the shooting death…