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Claytor Lake lowered due to rain, New River flooding

From Friends of Claytor Lake: AEP on 7/3/13 pulled the lake close to 2 feet below full pond in anticipation of current rainfall and flooding down the New River. Currently…

VDOT: Approximately 65 Salem District roads closed due to SWVA flooding

SALEM – Flooding continues to impact travel in southwest Virginia with approximately 65 roads closed as of noon today.  The Virginia Department of Transportation is working to repair flood damage,…

Radford 4th of July celebration cancelled

Today’s weather is putting a damper on some local festivities planned in celebration of Independence Day. Around 11 a.m., Radford City Manager’s office issued the following statement: “The Spirit of…

Local theatre group to perform High School Musical

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County’s own Adaire Theatre will be presenting their production of High School Musical July 19-21 and July 26-28 at the Pulaski County High School…

DFD chooses slate of officers

Dublin Volunteer Fire Department has elected its new slate of officers for the current, 2013-14, fiscal year. Officers are as follows: Chief, Ronnie McClure; assistant chief, Dean Russell; deputy chief,…

Keep fireworks displays safe, legal

By TODD GARWOOD Pulaski Fire Marshal   Fourth of July firework displays will light up the skies this week but at what cost? The Pulaski Fire Marshal’s Office wants to…

NRCC to offer Certified Medical Office Manager training

The healthcare field is one that requires constant training. The Office of Workforce Development at New River Community College is responding to that need by offering Certified Medical Office Manager…

‘Patton’ cancelled due to licensing issue

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The increasingly popular First Friday classic movie night at Pulaski Theatre will have to be canceled this month due to a licensing issue with the…

NRV Fair seeking nominees for 2013 Farmer of the Year

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   County fairs have their roots in agriculture, so in keeping with that heritage, New River Valley Fair will recognize a “Farmer of the Year” at…

Local man seeks help for lung transplant

Local man seeks help for lung transplant

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Donald Ratcliffe sits calmly with a smile on his face underneath his baseball cap. The wrinkles around his eyes and the rough texture of his…