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An embarrassed Yankees fan

To the editor: I love baseball, and I attended all but one game this season at Calfee Park. We are very grateful for what David Hagan has done for this…

Can we learn from history?

To the editor: I commend The Southwest Times for running a recent editorial entitled “What’s happened to the U.S.?” The shameful statistics it contained are appalling. Our founding fathers would…

Methodism Born

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed December 5, 1978   The Methodist Church was born in 1729 as the Holy Club at Oxford University in England, and it can…

30 revisited

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…