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Jefferson School on block

By J.R. SCHRADER The Southwest Times Sitting dark, lonely and empty at the S. Jefferson Avenue and First Street intersection is what       once was the center of…

Bathroom vent fan sparks fire

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A bathroom vent fan sparked a Saturday morning blaze that caused about $15,000 in damage to a Dublin home, according to fire officials. Dublin Fire Department…

Juveniles removed from site of meth lab

Juveniles removed from site of meth lab

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – Two juveniles were present Sunday when Christiansburg Police Department raided a methamphetamine lab in a house on Scott Street in response to a…

Local man safe after Boston Marathon explosions

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com In the hours after the twin explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday, people scrambled to find out whether their loved ones or any people…

Quick action likely saved motorist’s life

Quick action likely saved motorist’s life

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com WYTHE COUNTY – If not for his quick response to an unfolding situation, a Covington man most likely would have died Monday when a tractor-trailer truck overturned…

MacInnis blames ‘bad week’ for shooting

MacInnis blames ‘bad week’ for shooting

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – Police say they have yet to establish a clear motive for Friday’s shooting at New River Community College’s Christiansburg facility, but the 18-year-old…

BREAKING NEWS: Wreck blocking southbound lanes of I-81

WYTHE COUNTY – Virginia State Police are on the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Wythe County that has both southbound lanes closed at mile marker 81.…

Southwest Times digital archive expanded

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The Southwest Times digital archives, available online through Pulaski County Library System and The Southwest Times’ website, has been expanded to include three more years of…

Giovanni visits Snowville students

Giovanni visits Snowville students

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   It’s not unusual to see Angela Arnold’s fourth grade students discussing poetry over cups of hot chocolate every Friday at Snowville Elementary School. But it’s…

History coming to life at Rockwood

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com History will come to life at Rockwood Manor at Dublin Saturday, April 27, when Civil War re-enactors set up camp on the grounds during Civil War…