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Public meeting planned to discuss Barren Springs waterline

WYTHEVILLE – Representatives of the Wythe County Water Department and Engineer’s Office will host a community information meeting to discuss the process of registering for the Barren Springs Extension waterline.…

Body found in Elliston

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   ELLISTON – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office found human remains at a home in Elliston Tuesday. According to Captain Robert New, the Sheriff’s office received…

Health insurance info sessions scheduled

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   Those who still have not signed up for health insurance under the affordable care act – even as 2015 has started – may want to…

Bill Denying In-State Tuition to Immigrants Fails

By Michael Melkonian Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate on Tuesday narrowly defeated a bill to deny in-state tuition to so-called “DREAM-ers” – young adults who immigrated…

Advocates Seek Help for Low-Income Workers

By Kelsey Callahan Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Democratic legislators, union officials and advocates for low-income Virginians urged the General Assembly on Tuesday to raise the state’s minimum wage…

Panel OKs Law to Protect Bicyclists

By Margo Maier and Stefani Zenteno Rivadineira Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The House Transportation Committee approved a bill Tuesday to make it illegal for the operator of a…

Lawmakers Seek to Curb Heroin Overdose Epidemic

By Craig Zirpolo Capital News Service   RICHMOND – “Let me show you a picture of my daughter,” Carolyn Weems said as she stood at the podium and wept. The…

School curriculum praised, progress urged

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   In December, Pulaski County teachers, administrators and government leaders, along with students and parents, gathered at New River Community College for a “meeting of the…

Radford University keeps the memories of WWII alive in an original production

Radford University keeps the memories of WWII alive in an original production

RADFORD – When Amy VanKirk found pages of her grandfather’s World War II-era journal, it became the inspiration for the musical production “Keep This For Me: Memories of the Last…

BBB warns of utility scam

As the weather has gotten colder and heating costs are rising, a new scam has been attempting to keep Southwest Virginia businesses on ice, according to a recent report from…