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Award winning student produced art on display

Award winning student produced art on display

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com This week, the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley is hosting an exhibition in association with the Alliance for Young Artists and…

Lip Syncing for a good cause

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Lip Sync Battles … they’re a thing now. Check them out on You Tube or better still, check them out in person at the…

NRCC holding Family Fun Festival in March

New River Community College is holding its annual “Family Fun Festival” Saturday, March 2, 1-4 p.m., on its Dublin campus. The festival offers a variety of activities for…

United Way preparing for Impact Awards

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSV) is now taking reservations for its Impact Awards ceremony being held March 14 in Abingdon. The awards celebrate…

Four bills target nicotine products and underage smoking

By Alexandra Zernik Capital News Service RICHMOND — Today’s teenagers are less likely to smoke cigarettes, but that doesn’t mean they’ve given up nicotine. Vapes, Juuls and other…

If you can be a part of the change then make that change

If you can be a part of the change then make that change

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com When looking over the accomplishments of Joe Sheffey, who grew up the son of a Baptist Minister in the New River community, one wonders…

Caregiver conference set at NRCC

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Whether you care for an incapacitated family member or volunteer to care for someone other than family, New River Valley Agency on Aging (AOA)…

Polls

The Town of Pulaski began putting up their Christmas wreaths around town Monday in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. Is it too early for Christmas?

  • a. I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to start thinking about Christmas. (75%, 59 Votes)
  • b. I don’t usually put my tree up until about two weeks before Christmas. (23%, 18 Votes)
  • c. I put my Christmas tree up right after the Fourth of July and keep it up until summer vacation! (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 79

Sports

Lady Cougars advance to Region semi-finals

Lady Cougars advance to Region semi-finals

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com Don’t make any plans for Tuesday evening, the Lady Cougar basketball…

Cougars win, advance to regions

Cougars win, advance to regions

By RODNEY YOUNG, yjake4@comcast.net   Covington – Playing their 22nd regular season game against Alleghany…

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Editorials

Jackson Park’s light display

From one end to the other, Jackson Park is all aglow, decked out with a sizable drapery of tree lights greeting passersby on First Street. But this…

Chamber meets at historical site

Draper is a small town with a railroad and ties to the Baltimore Road that carried many travelers from north to south and south to north. The…

Obituaries

Mary Ruth Owens Cox

Mary Ruth Owens Cox, age 79 of Snowville passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at the New River Valley Medical Center. Born June 17, 1939 in Snowville,…

Randall Lee Meadows

BLAND, Va. — Randall Lee Meadows, age 67, of Bland, Va., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Funeral service is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Grubb…