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In my life, there are many things of which I am proud – whether it be the communities and organizations I get to serve, getting wonderful calls and emails about…

My farewell to the NRV and The Southwest Times

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Well friends, this is it. Some of you have probably already heard, but for my other readers, this may come as breaking news. I’m going to…

My farewell to the NRV and The Southwest Times

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Well friends, this is it. Some of you have probably already heard, but for my other readers, this may come as breaking news. I’m going…

Name Carries Meaning

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed October 26, 1978   It was not until this past October 11 that I ever gave much thought to why our county was…

My annual tribute to my mother

Happy day to all you lefties. You may not have known until you picked up this paper and tried to open it, that today is International Left-Handers Day. What a…

Is Confederate flag headed to the landfill?

To the editor: I agree wholeheartedly with [former U.S. Representative] Virgil Goode that “pulling the flag down would only lead to pulling it out of the museum altogether. Those against…

From fair to feast

It’s been a mixed bag of emotions this week at The Southwest Times. The New River Valley Fair ended Saturday, and, even though we’ve had more than enough to say…

Rails Bring Adventure

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed September 11, 1978 Like the highway systems of today the railroads had main lines running like arteries through the country, and from these…

My near death experience with a black bear

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com I’ve been driving for almost a full 10 years now, and during that time, I’m proud to say that I’ve managed to make it this far…

Cutting Your Sugar Intake for Better Health

Sugar dependence has serious consequences. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), consuming large amounts of sugar caused an increased risk of…

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