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Judy Ison retires after 20 years with Fine Arts Center

Judy Ison retires after 20 years with Fine Arts Center

By Brooke J. Wood brooke@southwesttimes.com Judy Ison is poised to step down after nearly two decades of championing art in the New River Valley. Ison, an advocate of the arts…

Livestock market employee charged with embezzling

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  NARROWS – A former employee of Giles County livestock market was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing from the business during his employment. Virginia State Police reports…

School board grapples with underfunding

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Tuesday’s meeting of Pulaski County’s school board served as another reminder that underfunding of state and federally mandated programs continues to test the already frayed…

Freeman resigns as school board clerk

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The resignation of Heather Freeman, school board clerk and executive assistant, was announced Tuesday night at the monthly meeting for the Pulaski County School Board.…

Habitat for Humanity to share information at Yankees game

Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley will share information about Pulaski houses Friday at Calfee Park when the Pulaski Yankees host the Kingsport Mets. Continuing the community outreach…

Patrick Joseph Murray Jr.

Patrick Joseph Murray Jr., 42, of Dublin, Va., passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016. Born Nov. 18, 1973, he was the son of Patrick Joseph Murray Sr. and the late…

Inmate accused of soliciting four murders

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A 25-year-old man convicted in Radford of raping a teenager last summer now stands charged in Pulaski County with soliciting the murder of four people, including…

New celebrity chef to cook in Draper

New celebrity chef to cook in Draper

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Torrece Gregoire, better known to fans of “Hell’s Kitchen” as Chef T, will bring her unique brand of southern cooking to Draper on Saturday. The…

Parking lot should be ready by end of summer

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  If all goes as planned, a new parking lot on First Street should be ready by the end of summer. David Hagan said demolition of the…

Red Cross issues extreme heat safety tips

Soaring temperatures along with very high humidity is causing what’s called a “heat dome” over much of the country. For those wanting to monitor the summer heat, they can download…