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At 87, Kelso’s still helping others

Marian Kelso, an 87-year-old resident of Warm Hearth Village in Blacksburg, recently was presented with LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery’s Volunteer of the Year award for extraordinary dedication and untiring service. Kelso started…

Laura Beth helps keep SO Fresh in clover

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “To my knowledge there is no other group in southwest Virginia who is doing this. Support local food. It’s good for our economy and it’s…

Golf tournament seeks sponsors

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The second Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum Benefit Golf Tournament is looking for sponsors. The tournament will be held on Friday, June 21 at…

Pulaski planning volunteer town cleanup Saturday

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   In order to prepare for this weekend’s Classic Car Cruise-In and several upcoming events in Pulaski’s downtown area and parks, the town is organizing a…

Pulaski hosting first Cruise-In of the season Saturday

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   The first Classic Car Cruise-In of the 2013 season will be held on Main Street, downtown Pulaski, Saturday, June 8. The Cruise-In will feature hundreds…

Jury acquits man of malicious wounding

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A jury Monday cleared a Pulaski man charged in connection with a stabbing in the Caseknife Road area in September. Johnny Raymond Thomas, 43, was…

Dublin to hold hearing on tax increase

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Dublin Town Council has called a special meeting for this Thursday evening to hold public hearings on a proposed real estate tax increase and the…

TRAFFIC ALERT

The right lane of southbound Interstate 81 is closed at mile marker 109 at the Radford exit in Montgomery County.  An incident has occurred in a work zone. No estimated…

BBB warns of misleading free silver coin advertisement

ROANOKE—The headline reads, “State Zip codes determine who get free Silver coins” but there’s nothing free in a new misleading advertisement currently hitting Virginia newsstands.  The Better Business Bureau serving…

Sentencing set for Dublin pain doctor

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – Dr. Linda Sue Cheek who was convicted by a federal jury in February of illegally distributing controlled substances out of her Dublin office…