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Locals won’t let airport lose Port of Entry without a fight

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When the director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port of Entry at New River Valley Airport retired recently, CBP chose not to…

Parker: Economy showing signs of life

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Dublin Town Manager Bill Parker says the economy is starting to show signs of life in Dublin. During an analysis of the current year’s budget…

Dublin plans tax increase, water surcharge

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Dublin Town Council reluctantly voted Thursday night to propose the first increase in its real estate tax rate for more than two decades. Mayor Benny…

Golf tournament aims to raise funds for museum

The second Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 21 at the Pulaski Country Club. Last year’s tournament raised $3,800 for the…

Southwest Virginia ranks high in health problems

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   As a part of the ongoing Million Hearts Initiative, the Virginia Department of Health’s Region 3 heart disease and stroke prevention coordinator, Sophie Wenzel, provided…

Christiansburg Police Department unveils memorial vehicle

Christiansburg Police Department unveils memorial vehicle

CHRISTIANSBURG – Christiansburg Police Department unveiled a Memorial Police Vehicle this week that will be used for patrols throughout the summer in honor of the nation’s military. According to a…

Relay for Life tonight in Dublin

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Put on your walking shoes and head out to the annual Relay for Life at Randolph Park in Dublin this evening to join in celebrating…

Man on the Street

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Sometimes the best news isn’t what people are doing in the community, but what they’re thinking. We again present a feature about just that, giving…

It’s time to click it or get a ticket

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Although seat belt usage is a yearlong focus of area law enforcement, authorities will be extra vigilant for unrestrained drivers beginning May 20 when the…

NRCC nursing students receive pins, degrees

NRCC nursing students receive pins, degrees

Six Pulaski County residents were among 41 students in the 2013 associate degree nursing class at New River Community College who received their nursing pins and associate degrees at a…