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Flora elected 169th Grand Master of Masons in Virginia

The Grand Lodge of Virginia, on Saturday, Nov. 9, during its 235th Annual Communication, elected Wayne Sawyer Flora, of Virginia Beach, to serve as its 169th Grand Master during 2013-2014. …

The wait is over: final concrete poured at Allisonia bridge

The wait is over: final concrete poured at Allisonia bridge

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   The bridge on Route 693 in Allisonia has been closed for over six months, causing the rerouting of mail and school transportation.  “People had to…

Pet travel tips for the road

  Are you taking a Thanksgiving Day road trip with your pet?  Before you start dreaming of turkey and homemade pies, keep in mind that it’s important to plan ahead…

Obama: Nuclear deal blocks Iran’s path to bomb

GENEVA (AP) — Iran struck a historic deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most…

Israel minister: Iran deal based on ‘deception’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday harshly criticized the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran, accusing the world of “self-delusion” and saying the first-stage agreement would not halt what it…

JFK 50th: Memories shared of a president slain

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, people paused from Dublin to Dallas to remember the slain president of the United States. Collected here are some…

Turnovers doom Virginia in 45-26 loss to Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — One play and 6 seconds into the game, Virginia was trailing. For a team that hasn’t won in two months, fighting uphill all day proved…

Cliffhanger Va. attorney general race may drag on

ClRICHMOND  (AP) — The closest statewide race in modern Virginia political history is unlikely to end Monday when the State Board of Elections certifies the votes for attorney general. Of…

Defendant allegedly told friends of murder

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Authorities learned of a murder in the Parrott community after one of the two suspects told friends he killed a man, according to evidence presented…

Man on the Street

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Sometimes the best news isn’t what people are doing in the community, but what they’re thinking. We again present a feature about just that, giving…