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Giovanni visits Snowville students

Giovanni visits Snowville students

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   It’s not unusual to see Angela Arnold’s fourth grade students discussing poetry over cups of hot chocolate every Friday at Snowville Elementary School. But it’s…

History coming to life at Rockwood

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com History will come to life at Rockwood Manor at Dublin Saturday, April 27, when Civil War re-enactors set up camp on the grounds during Civil War…

Safe Haven gearing up for 5th Guns-N-Hoses

Safe Haven gearing up for 5th Guns-N-Hoses

It won’t be long before it’s time for area first responders to head back out to the field – the softball field, that is. Safe Haven Child Visitation Centers of…

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…