The Harvester Performance Center. Courtesy of The Harvester.
The Harvester Performance Center. Courtesy of The Harvester.

Here’s a roundup of news briefs from around Southwest and Southside. Send yours for possible inclusion to

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Wade adds second show at Harvester

Fans of Floyd-born country-rock artist Morgan Wade now have two chances to see her at Harvester Performance Center. 

Wade will perform Monday, May 1, as well as Tuesday, May 2, at the Harvester. The show on May 2 was announced Tuesday. 

Harper O’Neill will open both events.

Tickets for both shows go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m. Prices start at $52.

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FEMA awards grants to fire departments in Rocky Mount, Scruggs, Bland County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded grants to three fire departments in the 9th Congressional District, according to a release from Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem.

Grants were distributed to the following fire departments:

Rocky Mount: $438,238.63

Bland County: $163,476

Scruggs Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. in Moneta: – $66,666.66

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Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative holds kids coloring contest

The Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative is holding a coloring contest for students as part of Lineworker Appreciation Day.

The deadline is Feb. 17. The grand prize winner will receive a $50 gift card and have the coloring page featured in an upcoming issue of Cooperative Living Magazine.

For official rules or to download the coloring sheet, visit All entries can be submitted by email to, dropped off or mailed to the CBEC office at P.O. Box 265 New Castle, VA 24127. 

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Forest Service seeks volunteers at Lake Moomaw

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forest’s James River and Warm Springs Ranger District is seeking volunteers to assist for the 2023 summer season at Lake Moomaw. Available volunteer positions include campground hosts, information volunteers, and maintenance volunteers. Lake Moomaw is a popular recreation site located in Alleghany and Bath counties.

No prior experience is required for volunteers. All training, tools, and personal protective equipment is provided by the Forest Service. Some positions require a valid driver’s license and a background check. All positions require that volunteers be 18 years or older.

The recreation season runs May 24-September 6. Volunteers start in early May to prepare and assist with the open recreation season. Interested applicants may apply at or by contacting the James River and Warm Springs Ranger District by telephone, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, at (540) 839-2521. or by email, to Will Harris at