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Literacy volunteers to hold annual Scrabble tourney

Imagine how life would be if you couldn’t read By PHYLLIS YOUHAS Literacy Volunteers of the NRV If you couldn’t read, street signs, job applications, everyday specials at the local…

Willie Nelson and Alison Kraus to play Roanoke Civic Center in May

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Music legends and Grammy Award winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas are coming to the Roanoke Civic Center Coliseum,…

Legislators debating student concussion policy

By Chris Suarez Capital News Service   RICHMOND — Student-athletes in youth-sports programs could be included under new concussion policies if a bill seeking to add guidelines for non-interscholastic teams…

Source of diesel fuel at Authority undetermined

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The source of diesel fuel that entered the regional wastewater treatment plant in January was undetermined, but its impact on the facility was said to…

Taxpayers should be wary of IRS phone scam this tax season

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@suothwesttimes.com   As tax season is in full swing, taxpayers are urged to watch out for a phone scam that has been targeting people recently. The pervasive…

Truck catches fire after gas fill-up

Truck catches fire after gas fill-up

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The engine of a pickup truck caught fire Friday following a gas fill-up at the Wilco-Hess on East Main Street in Pulaski. The driver…

Valentine banquet rescheduled

The Valentine Banquet scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 to be held at First Baptist Church, 220 Magazine Street, Pulaski has been re-scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22…

Scholastic Art Award reception postponed

The reception honoring the Scholastic Art Award winners presented by the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley has been moved from this Sunday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb.…

Radford University opens “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

By LESLIE KING Radford University CVPA Communications Officer   It may sound cliché, but for Radford University senior theater major Sarah Meade, directing “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon…

Sunshine returns: It’s time to dig out

Sunshine returns: It’s time to dig out

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   An abundance of sunshine returned to the area Friday, giving Pulaski County residents an opportunity to start digging out from under the nearly two…