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APCo customers set peak demand

ROANOKE – Appalachian Power residential customers in Virginia will see a decrease of about 4 percent in their total electric bills beginning this month.  The decrease is the…

Pulaski buildings slated for demolition

Pulaski buildings slated for demolition

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski will soon be bidding farewell to a couple of old buildings on First Street — if the weather ever clears. John White, town…

Pulaski County gets two new assistant administrators

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The job for Pulaski County’s assistant county administrator will be split in two starting Monday. The position, which was vacated by Robert Hiss…

Stolen truck, cosmetics found; suspects nabbed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com WYTHE COUNTY — A truck loaded with $250,000 worth of cosmetics was recovered and three suspects arrested in what Wythe County authorities believe to…

RU named one of nation’s best public colleges

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Radford University has been ranked as one of the top 200 public colleges in America in The Business Journals, according to numbers recently…

Assembly OK’s a 2-Song Solution

By Cort Olsen Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The House of Delegates joined the Senate on Tuesday in approving both “Our Great Virginia” and “Sweet Virginia Breeze”…

Former coach cleared of all sex charges

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A former Pulaski County recreation coach accused of having sexual contact with children in Pulaski and Giles counties has been cleared of all counts.…

Question of the Week

Q. With the Homeland Security budget set to expire Friday and a shutdown of the department imminent, who’s to blame?

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Sports

Cougars win over rival Salem, advance to Conference 24 semis

Cougars win over rival Salem, advance to Conference 24 semis

By Rodney Young, SWT Sports Writer Patience, they say, is a virtue. Well, after all…

Lady Cougars crush Jefferson Forest in first round

Lady Cougars crush Jefferson Forest in first round

By DAVID GRAVELY, SWT Sports Editor Just last week, Lady Cougar head basketball coach Buddy…

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Saying goodbye too soon

By SARAH BRADBURY                                         How do you say goodbye…

Waffling around

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   There are dark episodes in human history which we seldom speak of. Some involve terrible accidents. Some involve wars or plagues. Some…

Obituaries

Charlotte Williams Cross

Charlotte Williams Cross, 81, of Pulaski, Va., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Arrangements are pending by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.…

Evelyn E. Buckland

Evelyn E. Buckland, 95, of Belspring, Va., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Evelyn was born Sept. 3, 1919, to Ferd and Mabel Elkins. She was preceded…