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Bluefield woman injured in I-81 wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Two Bluefield, W.Va. women were injured Friday when their car crashed on Interstate 81, according to Virginia State Police. Sgt. Mike Honaker said Freda Mae Barnes,…

NRCC student identified as mall shooter

NRCC student identified as mall shooter

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com CHRISTIANSBURG – A New River Community College student has been identified as the suspect in the shooting of two women at the college’s New River Valley…

Update on Christiansburg mall shooting

Christiansburg authorities say they are in the process of interviewing the suspect in this afternoon’s shooting at New River Community College’s satellite facility at New River Valley Mall. His identity…

Shooting reported at NRCC’s Christiansburg site

According to Becky Wilburn, spokeswoman for the town of Christiansburg, the conditions and identities of two women injured in a shooting at New River Community College satellite site at New…

New law cracks down on bullying in schools

By STEFFANIE ATKINS Capital News Service RICHMOND – Beginning in July 2014, each school board in Virginia must include in its student code of conduct a prohibition against bullying, including…

Southwest Virginia Fresh calling for baked good entries

By LAURA ENDERSON laura@southwesttimes.com Enter your favorite family breads and baked sweets in the Southwest Virginia Fresh’s third annual Blossom & Grow Fest Baking Contest. There are three categories: Yeast…

Bike Kitchen dinner benefits disadvantaged

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The Draper Mercantile’s Blue Door Café will host Bikes, Brews and Bluegrass, a benefit dinner for the New River Valley Bike Kitchen, Saturday, May 4. The…

Va Tech to hold 6th Day of Remembrance Tuesday

BLACKSBURG (AP) — Virginia Tech will hold its annual run and other events to mark the sixth anniversary of a mass shooting at the school that left 33 dead, but…

Got drugs? Turn them in April 27

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in National Prescription Take-Back Day Saturday, April 27. If you have any unused or expired medications turn them over…

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 you…