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Three new baccalaureate degree programs to further define undergraduate science education

BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved three new interdisciplinary STEM-H bachelor’s degree programs on Monday, underscoring the university’s commitment to lead the way and prepare students for…

Volvo boosting production, adding jobs

Volvo boosting production, adding jobs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   While some industries are struggling in the current economy, Volvo Trucks North America is getting ready to ramp up production at its Dublin plant, adding…

Extended open enrollment period could still help some people

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Although the open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ended on Monday, March 31, some people can still…

The Learning Circle provides homey experience for preschool aged children

The Learning Circle provides homey experience for preschool aged children

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   In a little old house on Giles Avenue in Dublin, children in the area are learning skills that will help them transition through the early…

Motorist arrested following chase from Bland to Wythe

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WYTHE COUNTY – A State Trooper’s attempt to stop a vehicle on Interstate 77 in Bland County Monday morning, spilled onto Interstate 81 before ending…

Challenge your mind at interactive brain fair

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG – Guests can challenge their minds and pick up some tips on brain health at a free interactive brain fair to be held at…

Who’ll win the Million Hour Read challenge?

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Whether you’re reading a recipe while making dinner or relaxing with a novel, Pulaski County Public Library wants to know how many hours you read…

Out-of-state residents killed in Wythe crash

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimer.com WYTHE COUNTY – The two motorists killed in Tuesday morning’s crash on Interstate 81 in Wythe County were from out of state, according to Virginia State…

Sharp Shooters win 4-H BB Gun Match

Sharp Shooters win 4-H BB Gun Match

By CHRIS LICHTY 4-H Extension Agent   Five members of the Pulaski County 4-H Shooting Education Club, The Sharp Shooters, recently attended the Southwest Virginia 4-H BB Gun Shoot at…

Blacksburg Community Band to hold 25th Anniversary Spring Concert

Blacksburg Community Band to hold 25th Anniversary Spring Concert

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Blacksburg Community Band will celebrate their 25th Anniversary with their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Blacksburg High School…