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Downed aircraft was false alarm

A severe thunderstorm and controlled burn combined to make for the “perfect storm” and some anxious moments at New River Valley Airport Tuesday night. Dublin Fire Chief Ronnie McClure said…

FEMA denies tornado relief

It appears local tornado victims are going to have to rely on state, local and private sector assistance to recover unless some federal assistance comes by way of a Community…

RU graduation marked by firsts

RADFORD – Nearly 2,000 Radford University undergraduate and graduate students received degrees Saturday during a Spring Commencement that included several technological “firsts.” For the first time in RU history, graduates…

Nurses to recognize ‘40 Under 40’

RICHMOND – Virginia Nurses Foundation (VNF) is accepting nominations for its first-ever “40 Under 40 Awards.” The awards will recognize 40 Virginia RNs (registered nurses) under the age of 40…

RU increasing tuition

RADFORD – Both in- and out-of-state students at Radford University will pay more for tuition when the 2011-12 academic year begins. The university’s Board of Visitors voted Friday to increase…

Woman renews BPOL concern

A business woman who wrote a letter to Pulaski Town Council in February expressing “disgust” with a town license tax, renewed her complaint in person Tuesday night. Patricia Aust Weeks,…

Pepper’s Ferry breaks ground for UV system

Several dozen people were on hand Thursday as Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority broke ground for its new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. Executive Director Clarke Wallcraft said the approximately…

Veterans Cemetery dedicated

By MELINDA WILLIAMS meilnda@southwesttimes.com “May these sacred grounds always be quiet and may the brave souls who sleep here find eternal peace that surpasses the worldly peace they fought for,”…

Electrical fire damages home

Less than a month ago Mabel Jenkins’ 325 Maple St. home in Pulaski was damaged by a tornado. Friday morning, an electrical short in a washing machine outlet set the…

Employees get raise, students get lockers

Pulaski County Public School employees are breathing easier after the school board’s decision to approve a two percent raise for the 2011-2012 budget. In addition, recent board decisions will increase…