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Youth FLAG Camp to be held next week

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Fun Learning About God (FLAG) Camp is in full swing with its camp for teenagers this week, while the camp for children ages 6…

FOCL holding lake clean-up June 28

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Friends of Claytor Lake (FOCL) is asking lake residents and users to pitch in Saturday, June 28, as it holds its annual All Lake Clean Up…

Fundraiser benefits Relay for Life

By JENNIFER WADE Jennifer@southwesttimes.com   Robin Slate recalls a Christmas memory when she was 12 years old and found tickets to an Alabama concert in her stocking.  Alabama was her…

Truck fire backs up traffic in Montgomery County

SALEM – A tractor-trailer caught fire on Interstate-81 this morning at about 8 a.m., causing traffic delays for up to six miles. According to VDOT spokesperson Jason Bond, the accident…

Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The…

Motorcycle ministry honors area veterans

Motorcycle ministry honors area veterans

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When motorcycles rolled through Washington, D.C. for this year’s Rolling Thunder event, two members of Faith Ryders Motorcycle Ministry joined in, flying 12 flags…

District Democrats call mass meeting

Will nominate candidate to replace resigned 38th District Sen. Phillip Puckett   By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Unless only one candidate files to seek the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s 38th…

Museum group holding drawing for golf club

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   To help boost proceeds for “The Ratcliffe” transportation museum in Pulaski, a TaylorMade golf club will be given away Friday during the annual golf tournament…

Summer camp preps students for SAT test

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   New River Community College is offering a unique camp this summer that will help students prepare for taking the college admission, SAT, test. The camp…

Radford Theatre looks to future changes after one year of business

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   One year has passed since the downtown Radford Theatre reopened its doors to premiere its changes under new ownership. Last year, it seemed the show…