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Canoe the Coves in remembrance of 9/11

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Claytor Lake State Park will sponsor a “Canoe the Coves Cleanup” Sunday, Sept. 14, to “honor the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation”…

The Virginia Museum of Transportation to celebrate Grandparents’ Day

ROANOKE – The Virginia Museum of Transportation and AARP will celebrate Grandparents’ Day on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will have activities designed to…

Former Va. governor’s attorney vows to appeal

RICHMOND (AP) — Kathleen L. Carmody said she voted for Bob McDonnell and thought he was “terrific for Virginia” as governor — but as a juror in McDonnell’s corruption trial,…

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She…

Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A jury has convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of…

Verdict reached in corruption trial of ex-Va. gov.

RICHMOND (AP) — The jury has reached a verdict in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The jurors were expected to announce…

Trial dealt a hit to ex-governor’s reputation

RICHMOND (AP) — Regardless of the outcome of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial, a string of personal details that emerged during five weeks of testimony shattered an image…

Initiative will train Virginians to work in state film industry

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If you’ve always dreamed of working in the film industry, but didn’t have the skills needed to do so, here’s your chance. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe…

Extras being sought for Civil War pilot

RICHMOND — An open casting call will be held in Richmond Friday, Sept. 5, to find background extras for the Civil War pilot “Point of Honor,” which is filming in…

Protect your child; use a safety seat

Protect your child; use a safety seat

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for children ages three to 14 years; but failure to use a safety seat isn’t always…