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Newbern accepting vendors for festival

Newbern accepting vendors for festival

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   It won’t be long before arts, crafts and food vendors descend on Newbern for the fall festival, held annually during the second weekend in October.…

YMCA campers make their own ‘pets’

YMCA campers make their own ‘pets’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com Children at the YMCA’s Childcare Center spent the last week of summer camp making pets to take home — “Pet Rocks” that is. The staff of…

Ex-Virginia gov. testifies in his corruption trial

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has taken the stand in his public corruption trial. McDonnell began his much-anticipated testimony in his own defense Wednesday. The onetime…

High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to…

GOP gains control of Va. Senate

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com A victory in Virginia’s 38th District Senate race Tuesday gave the GOP the boost it needed to gain control of the Virginia Senate, as well as…

NRV business advancing clean coal technology

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com A New River Valley business with links to Pulaski is advancing new technology aimed at making coal a clean source of energy. MOVA Emissions LLC has…

BBB: Utility shutoff scam is back

“I’m sorry but a technician is on his way to shut off your power if you don’t pay me right now. You haven’t paid your bill and if we can’t…

Cintas handing out clothes, school supplies

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com In an effort to give back to the community and help those in need, Cintas will hold a “Clothe the Kids Drive” Saturday, Aug. 23. This…

RU administrators take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

RU administrators take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It might be the dog days of summer, but the administrators of Radford University are staying cool thanks to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. University Vice Presidents Sam Minner, Mark…

Pedigo selected for Honor Society

Pedigo selected for Honor Society

Victoria Pedigo, of Vansant and formerly of Pulaski, has been selected by the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society for membership in the local chapter at The University of Virginia’s…