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Man ejected from drug program sent to jail

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Pulaski man ejected from a court-ordered drug treatment program was sent to jail Tuesday. In March 2014, Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Marcus Long Jr.…

Smokey’s brings ‘the perfect rib’ to Jazz & Ribfeast

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Those who come to Smokey’s Bar-B-Que in Wytheville to get a taste of their ribs on the weekend are usually encouraged to come early, because…

Food City griller takes ‘scientific’ approach to ribs

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   They call Nathaniel Mitchem the pitmaster. He’s one of the few skilled craftsmen trusted with the responsibility of smoking the ribs and barbecue for Food…

Bobby L. Grubb

Bobby L. Grubb, 78, of Snowville, Va., passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Cozy Home Haven in Radford, Va. He was a member of Snowville Baptist Church, a U.S.…

Barry Dale Ratcliffe

Barry Dale Ratcliffe, 56, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. Arrangements are pending by Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.…

Thomas Jackson “Tommy” Sheets

Thomas Jackson “Tommy” Sheets, 72, formerly of Dublin, Va., passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 in Hillsville, Va. Born Sept. 11, 1943, in Smyth County, he was the son of…

From fair to feast

It’s been a mixed bag of emotions this week at The Southwest Times. The New River Valley Fair ended Saturday, and, even though we’ve had more than enough to say…

Citizens call for broadband connection in county

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   As most parts of modern life – including news, art, jobs and entertainment – are highly dependant on a reliable Internet connection, there are still…

Regional bands on tap for Jazz & Ribfeast

Regional bands on tap for Jazz & Ribfeast

By Lynn Adams editor@southwesttimes.com When the Pulaski Jazz & Ribfeast debuts Friday as a festival for the senses, it’s the jazz as much as the ribs that takes center stage…

Maximum sentence imposed for incest

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An Allisonia man will have to serve half of a maximum 30-year prison sentence for having sex with his daughter when she was 13 years old.…