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110 years old and still going strong:  The Southwest Times marks its milestone that started in 1906

110 years old and still going strong: The Southwest Times marks its milestone that started in 1906

By BROOKE J. Wood brooke@southwesttimes.com It was 1906. Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake claimed an estimated 3,000 lives in San Francisco.…

64th NRV Fair features favorites, ‘major country artists’

64th NRV Fair features favorites, ‘major country artists’

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The 64th annual New River Valley Fair begins its six-day run Monday with crowd favorites like the demolition derby, and a return to…

J. Plunky Branch brings distinctive, heralded music to 2nd annual Jazz & Ribfeast

J. Plunky Branch brings distinctive, heralded music to 2nd annual Jazz & Ribfeast

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Celebrated saxophonist J. Plunky Branch will bring his distinctive brand of rhythm and blues to the second annual Pulaski Jazz & Ribfeast Friday…

Beamer shares life lessons, success and ‘little things’

Beamer shares life lessons, success and ‘little things’

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Frank Beamer talked about retirement, success, academics and, of course, football, during a visit to Pulaski last week. The Virginia Tech coaching legend,…

Sister says Roope was ‘always there for me’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  “He was always there for me when I needed him. All I had to do was call and ask for help and he was…

Radford men charged in firearms thefts

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  RADFORD — Four Radford men are being held without bond after being arrested in connection with firearms thefts police say occurred “throughout” the city.…

Prayer vigils organized to protect law enforcement

Prayer vigils organized to protect law enforcement

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  About two dozen citizens gathered outside Dublin Police Department Friday morning to hold a prayer vigil aimed at placing a shield of protection around…

Polls

Q. Melania Trump gave a rousing speech at the RNC. But it has been pointed out that several passages were almost word-for-word repeats of Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech. What do you think?

  • B. No, the words and messages used are commonplace, and the whole thing is being blown out of proportion. (53%, 173 Votes)
  • A. Yes, it appears someone blatantly lifted parts of the current First Lady’s convention speech. (29%, 94 Votes)
  • C. Who cares? It was a rousing start to a great convention! (13%, 43 Votes)
  • D. I don’t care. The convention I care about is next week with the Democrats. (5%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 326

Sports

Yankees avoid series sweep, win 9-5

Yankees avoid series sweep, win 9-5

By Jarah Wright, Pulaski Yankees Media Intern PULASKI, Virginia — Tim Lynch helped lead the…

Yankees Announce 2016 Roster

Yankees Announce 2016 Roster

By Matthew Atkins, Pulaski Yankees Media Intern The Pulaski Yankees preliminary roster for the 2016…

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Editorials

Scrambling to keep up

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Possibly you’re the jaunty sort who gets up early with vigor, whistling and beaming and generally being the complete opposite of, say,…

A stirring rendition

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   So you dragged home through yet MORE snow (and I’m out of jokes about the weather, sorry; I’m out of patience with…

Obituaries

Wayne Sanford Draper Jr.

Wayne Sanford Draper Jr., 40, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at his home. Born Jan. 5, 1976, in Radford, Va., he was the…

Kathy Marie Whiteman

Kathy Marie Whiteman, 59, of Pulaski, Va., passed away at her home June 28, 2016. Born Aug. 1, 1956, in Staton Island, N.Y., she was the daughter…