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Fall fire season begins Oct. 15

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Along with the brightly colored display of fall foliage comes an increased threat of wildfires. Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) reminds Virginians that fall wildfire…

Council takes action on old business

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s Pulaski Town Council meeting council worked on old business, including moving forward with a land use agreement with the Department of Military…

Homeschoolers bring smiles with flower deliveries

Homeschoolers bring smiles with flower deliveries

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A group of New River Valley homeschoolers brought smiles to faces throughout the town of Pulaski Tuesday by delivering vases of handpicked wildflowers to businesses,…

Pull up a chair for ‘The Dining Room’ at RU

Pull up a chair for ‘The Dining Room’ at RU

The table, the chairs, the dishes, the aroma of home-cooking and the idea of sitting down together to a family dinner is so familiar, even if today it has become…

NRV dentists host free adult dental care day

Free dental care totaling over $188,000 was provided for 185 uninsured and low-income New River Valley patients on Friday, Sept. 13. Thirty of the 185 patients received two treatments, either…

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…