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Man accused of gun threat on college campus

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com WYTHEVILLE — A Wytheville man is being held without bond at New River Valley Regional Jail after allegedly threatening two people with a handgun Thursday. Alexander…

Short-term professional truck driving courses offered with NRCC

Registration is open for New River Community College’s short-term professional truck driving course. During the hands-on training, participants will learn truck driving skills and take the Virginia DMV’s Class A…

One-day computer workshops to be offered in March

New River Community College will offer several one-day workshops on Microsoft Office computer programs in March. “Access: Introduction” is an introduction to the relational database program, Microsoft Access. Students will…

State still involved in school opening date

By Chelsea Jackson and Katie Bashista Capital News Service   RICHMOND — Legislation allowing Virginia school districts to start classes before Labor Day is dead for this session of the…

High schools may offer sign language as foreign language credit

By Ahniaelyah Spraggs Capital News Service RICHMOND — American Sign Language may soon be offered as a foreign language credit in Virginia high schools. The General Assembly passed legislation in…

Bottom Floor Market growing quickly

Bottom Floor Market growing quickly

By JENNA COALSON Special to The SWT “It’s a home for innovative entrepreneurs,” explained Yolanda Hunter of Greater Pulaski Alliance, as she described Bottom Floor Market in Pulaski. The newly…

Attempted robbery reported at Claytor business

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported attempted robbery of a Claytor Lake business Thursday night. Capt. Jeff Saunders said the clerk at Shop Eez…

Fairlawn FD launches major fundraiser

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Citizens in Fairlawn Volunteer Fire Department’s service area should have received a newsletter by now updating them on the department’s decades of service, and providing tips…

Doughnuts with Dad’

Doughnuts with Dad’

Courtesy photo Almost 200 dads and other family members joined Pulaski Elementary School students for a doughnuts and coffee breakfast for a special “Doughnuts with Dad” Valentine’s Day gathering. The…

Caldwell pushes the envelope in the classroom

Caldwell pushes the envelope in the classroom

By GRACE HURST SWT Media Intern Dublin Middle School employee and eighth grade civics teacher Joseph Caldwell says that good teachers should be “lifelong learners and should stay curious about…