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Bluegrass, old-time jamboree set at WCC

WYTHEVILLE – Crusher Run Bluegrass Band and the Zephyr Lightning Bolts will be featured at the free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree at Wytheville Community College. The jamboree will be…

Literacy group seeking Scrabble players

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com BLACKSBURG – Whether you’re an amateur or a walking dictionary of bamdingers (100-point-plus words), Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley (LVNRV) wants you to come…

YMCA adds trainer, masseuse

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Looking for a personal trainer to guide you in shedding some pounds and a massage to soothe your muscles after workouts? Both are now available at…

School board to hear updates on substitute task force, expedited SOL retakes

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County School Board will convene at 6 p.m. today for its April meeting. A brief agenda is scheduled for tonight which could mean…

Van tour, spring cleanup on tap for New River Trail

Van tour, spring cleanup on tap for New River Trail

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An all-day van tour and a spring cleaning in honor of Earth Week are among activities planned at New River Trail State Park during April. The…

NRCC offering self-defense class for women

A new non-credit course entitled “Self-Defense for Women” will be offered through New River Community College beginning this month. The course will take place on six Thursday evenings: April 30,…

Uninsured still can avoid 2015 tax penalties

For the first time, some tax filers may have had to pay Uncle Sam a tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2014. But there is still time to…

SWVAA elects board members; doubleheader sale scheduled

CHILHOWIE – Board members were recently elected at the Southwest Virginia Angus Association annual meeting. SWVAA president H.J. Denney of Double M Farm in Dublin presided at the event and…

Peak Creek improvement

Peak Creek improvement

Courtesy photo Members of Friends of Peak Creek (from left) Sandy Randolph, Ron Hall and John Randolph count macro-invertebrate organisms seined from the creek as part of the group’s water…

Unique ribbon cutting

Unique ribbon cutting

Cindi Anderson/SWT Unique salon officially opened for business recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. Salon employees (front, from left holding ribbon) Jessica Adams, Crystal…