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Percussion duo Escape Ten to perform at VT

BLACKSBURG – Maybe the word “percussion” conjures up images of drums. That wouldn’t be incorrect, but the percussion duo Escape Ten proves it to be so much more when they…

Scammers strike again with ‘Do Not Call Registry’

ROANOKE–If you get a call from someone claiming to be a representative of the National Do Not Call Registry, you may want to think twice about sharing your information with…

Pulaski County Public Schools adjusts attendance policy

On September 19 the Pulaski County School Board adopted adjustments to Pulaski County Public Schools’ attendance policy. These adjustments limit the number of undocumented excused absences to 10 per school…

Wythe County wins $75,000 stormwater grant

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Wythe County announced Thursday that in a partnership with the town of Rural Retreat, it has received a $75,000 grant from the Virginia Department of…

Local journalist brings music and memories to RU’s Creative Arts Week

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Ralph Berrier Jr. comes by his musical ability naturally. Two of his male relatives – his grandfather, Clayton Hall, and uncle, Saford Hall – played…

Supplies for Seniors to benefit from walk-a-thon

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com The 2013-14 Supplies for Seniors drive is already underway, but will receive a boost from a walk-a-thon later this month. The program is aiming to aid…

New River Health District offers adults free flu vaccine at drive-thru clinic

CHRISTIANSBURG– The New River Health District (NRHD)will offer free seasonal flu vaccines at a special drive-thru dispensing clinic Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Christiansburg…

Ruritan National announces death of sitting president

The 2013 Ruritan National President Dennis Clemmer passed away Sunday, Sept. 29 at the University of Virginia Medical Center with his family and close friends by his side. This is…

Shutdown forces closure of Blue Ridge Parkway facilities

Because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service (NPS) has closed all 401 national park units, including the Blue Ridge…

Voter Registration Deadline for November Election set

RICHMOND – The deadline to apply to register to vote in the Nov. 5, 2013 election is Tuesday, Oct. 15. Customers may apply to register to vote at any of…