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Medical Reserve Corps in Southwest Virginia seek Infection Prevention Ambassadors for upcoming elections

Medical Reserve Corps in Southwest Virginia seek Infection Prevention Ambassadors for upcoming elections

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units in southwest Virginia are seeking new volunteers to join a team of Infection Prevention Ambassadors to assist local election officials with the…

Driftwood dominates the lake

Driftwood dominates the lake

William Paine/SWT Vast amounts of rainfall sent huge amounts of driftwood floating from the upper New River to Claytor Lake, making for perilous boating conditions. The driftwood left coves and…

Radford to open early for Fall classes

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Radford University President Dr. Brian O. Hemphill has announced that the University will open earlier than previously scheduled for the Fall 2020 semester. Dr. Hemphill came…

Judicial emergency extended to June 28

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Defendants awaiting a jury trial will have to wait at least until the end of June under action taken by Virginia’s Supreme Court Monday. The court…

Collision claims motorist and horse

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com SCOTT COUNTY — A Pennington Gap man died early Monday in a vehicle collision with a horse on Route 23 in Scott County. Virginia State Police…

K-12 education topic of virtual meeting

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on K-12 education is the topic of Wednesday’s virtual town hall meeting sponsored by New River Valley Public Health Task…

New River Valley Fair officially canceled for 2020

New River Valley Fair officially canceled for 2020

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com     For 66 years one of the premier events of the Summer in the New River Valley came near the end of July. That tradition…

Northam announces Phase 2 guidelines

Northam announces Phase 2 guidelines

RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam Tuesday signed Executive Order Sixty-Five and presented the second phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue safely and gradually easing public health restrictions while…

Fish On! Free Fishing Days established for June 5-7

Fish On! Free Fishing Days established for June 5-7

RICHMOND – If you’ve always wanted to try fishing, now is your chance! You may fish without a license again this year, during the first weekend in June. Take advantage…

COVID-19 cases showing steady increases

COVID-19 cases showing steady increases

By DAVID GRAVELY editor@southwesttimes.com   While Pulaski County has been fortunate to see a low number of COVID-19 cases throughout the pandemic, the number of cases has shown an increase…

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