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Claytor Lake Triathlon approaching

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Tri-Adventure Sports will hold its 3rd annual Claytor Lake Triathlon at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14 2013. This year, The Friends…

Unidentified animal seen on trail cam

Unidentified animal seen on trail cam

Submitted by Roger Williams Special to the SWT   Can you help identify this animal from the picture shown here? It is unclear if this is an unverified picture of…

No place to call home: Reaching out and challenging kids

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Local Youth Pastor Joe Blankenship runs a program in our community which is reaching youth throughout the area and providing them with a safe and…

Warner stops in Draper for coffee and questions

Warner stops in Draper for coffee and questions

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “Let me be clear: I’m your senator, not your Democrat senator.” While spoken part way through answering an audience member’s question, these words encompassed an…

SRO funding denied by council

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s Pulaski Town Council meeting, council debated the possibility of helping fund School Resource Officers (SROs) for the county schools. The topic was…

A gift from God, a labor of love complete

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   “Be still and know that I am God.”   It’s a simple phrase from the Bible, but it was the final touch on a series…

DMV reminds Virginians to stay safe as summer vacation ends

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding drivers and pedestrians to stay safe this upcoming holiday weekend and as students head back to school. In 2012,…

NRCC student celebrates turnaround

Eleven New River Community College students recently participated in a Capstone ceremony to mark the completion of their 12-week fast-track heating and air conditioning program. The journey was challenging for…

Local environmental leaders earn nationally recognized green accreditation

Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce it has earned full Green Organizational Accreditation by the Sustainability Performance Institute (SPI) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development…

Beans and Rice to hold customer service workshop

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Great service is a must in keeping customers happy and returning to a business. Area business owners and members of their service staffs will have…