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Strength-training program combats falls in older adults

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com With falls being the most common cause of injuries in older adults, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Pulaski YMCA are joining forces to offer a strength-training program…

30 years after blast, labor to clean Chernobyl’s traces

30 years after blast, labor to clean Chernobyl’s traces

CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION, Ukraine (AP) — Thirty years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, the Chernobyl power plant is surrounded by both desolation and clangorous activity, the sense of…

World religions lecture, ‘Why Christian?,’ set at NRCC

Dr. Graham Mitchell, professor of psychology/religion at New River Community College, presents the lecture “Why Christian?” at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the Dublin campus. The Christian church has a long…

Kyle honored at RU building dedication

RADFORD – Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle was honored Friday with a series of commemorative events. Kyle will retire in June as Radford’s sixth, and first female, president. The…

Medical facility, doctor cleared in woman’s death

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A local medical facility and doctor were not at fault in the death of a 70-year-old woman in 2011, a Pulaski County jury determined. According to…

New signage to point the way in Pulaski

New signage to point the way in Pulaski

By Miles Bates miles@southwesttimes.com Pulaski is getting new signage, with a design already in the works, as discussed during Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. The new signage concept came from a…

Pulaski County unemployment spikes in February

By Miles Bates miles@southwesttimes.com Unemployment is up in Virginia, but there is a system in place to help people find jobs. In January, the unemployment rate for Pulaski County stood…

Youth Art Month kicks off at Fine Arts Center

Youth Art Month kicks off at Fine Arts Center

Each year, the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley dedicates the Fine Arts Center Gallery to Youth Art Month. The exhibit is open to students of all ages…

Schools, Habitat for Humanity to build houses in Kersey Bottom

Schools, Habitat for Humanity to build houses in Kersey Bottom

Pulaski County Schools are partnering with Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley to find home buyer families for houses to be built in Pulaski starting in 2017. Habitat…

Virginia Tech baseball game at Calfee Park postponed

Virginia Tech baseball game at Calfee Park postponed

Tonight’s game originally scheduled at Calfee Park to host Virginia Tech VS Duke University has officially been postponed. The game will be played at English Field at Union Park at…