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County residents exceed shoebox goal

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County residents exceeded the goal of collecting 12,000 gift-filled shoeboxes for the global Christmas project Operation Christmas Child. According to Ashley Wilkes with Samaritan’s…

Nominations sought for volunteer, service awards

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Beginning Jan. 8, Virginia residents will have a chance to recognize an unsung hero by nominating him or her for the 2014 Governor’s Volunteerism and…

Burns claim Christiansburg fire victim

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – A 51-year-old man pulled from his burning mobile home by a neighbor last Friday died Sunday. Christiansburg spokeswoman Becky Wilburn said in a…

SO Fresh offers Kids Holiday Cooking Class

SO Fresh offers Kids Holiday Cooking Class

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Looking for some cooking assistance this holiday season? An upcoming “hands-on” class offered by Southwest Virginia Fresh (SO Fresh) can teach your kids how to…

Dublin woman charged in bus wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Dublin woman was charged in a Monday afternoon wreck involving a Pulaski County school bus. Corinne Geller, spokeswoman for Virginia State Police, said an…

New traffic signal coming to NRV Mall

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – Those who travel Route 114 to Christiansburg should make note that a new traffic signal may be activated Thursday at New River Valley…

Mountain Lake Lodge throws open house

Mountain Lake Lodge will hold its first annual open house next Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The event will feature live Christmas jazz performed by local musicians as…

Hillsville man among holiday fatalities

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CARROLL COUNTY – A 20-year-old Hillsville man was among 11 motorists who died on Virginia highways during the Thanksgiving holiday, which ended at midnight Sunday.…

Harrell’s attorney seeking to withdraw

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The attorney for a former Pulaski County High School cheerleading coach slated to go on trial for embezzlement Friday wants to withdraw from the case.…

Student severely burned in fire dies

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Radford University student severely burned in a fire Nov. 20, died Thursday. According to his obituary, 20-year-old Ryan Christopher Koon of Salem died as…