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Powell brings her sassy blues to Pulaski

Powell brings her sassy blues to Pulaski

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Jane L. Powell brings her sassy blues to Jackson Park Friday for her debut at the second annual Pulaski Jazz & Ribfeast. The singer who…

Pulaski Fire Department Open House photo gallery

Pulaski Fire Department Open House photo gallery

NRV Fair 2016 photo gallery

NRV Fair 2016 photo gallery

Humane society yard sale so big it’s moving

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Pulaski County Humane Society’s annual yard sale to benefit homeless pets has grown so big, it’s moving to a new location this year. For more than…

Ink, it gets in your blood

Ink, it gets in your blood

By J.R. Schrader It’s been quite interesting – sometimes bothersome and oftentime consuming with long hours and time away from family, and there are occasions for making an enemy –…

NC man drowns tubing on New River

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  FRIES — A North Carolina man drowned Saturday while tubing with family on the New River in Carroll County. Harrison Jay Brooks, 64, of Mt. Airy,…

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. The muffelata…

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 some recognizable…

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 at Jackson…

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, who will…