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NRCC Foundation accepting scholarship applications

New River Community College Educational Foundation is accepting applications for endowed scholarships to support studies at the college during the academic year beginning in August. Qualified recipients will be awarded…

New study by Virginia Tech engineer focuses on antibiotic resistance caused by environmental factors

BLACKSBURG – The World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control has recognized antibiotic resistance “as a critical health challenge of our time,” said Amy Pruden, a Virginia Tech…

Red Cross to hold Blood Drive at American Legion

The Red Cross will be at the American Legion, Post 7 on Friday, Jan. 24 from 2-6 p.m.  According to a news release from the American Red Cross, all blood…

Virginia AG to fight state’s gay marriage ban

RICHMOND (AP) — In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia’s attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state’s ban on same-sex unions…

APCo ready as snow, cold arrives

APCo ready as snow, cold arrives

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   As the first predicted significant snowstorm of the season moved into the New River Valley Tuesday morning, power crews were standing by for whatever the…

Could a vineyard be in your future?

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If Virginia’s wine industry is to meet its full potential, more wine grape vineyards are needed, but a local agriculture agent warns potential growers need…

Valentine program at heart of library activities

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A day of Valentine fun is at the heart of activities planned for children at Pulaski County Library System next month. Children of all ages…

Bill proposes animal cruelty registry

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – An online animal cruelty registry will be established in the Commonwealth of Virginia this month if Senate Bill 32 is passed.…

Bicycle-passing bill advances

By LAUREN McCLELLAN Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate Transportation committee recently approved a bill increasing the distance at which cars must pass bicycles from 2 feet…

Students help rebuild homes for day of service

Students help rebuild homes for day of service

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Roughly 20 Radford University students picked up shovels, hammers and staple guns to help rebuild houses on Monday, participating in a Day of Service to…