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Fall believed to have caused death

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG – Blacksburg authorities are investigating the Thursday death of an adult male, but it is believed to have been the result of a fall.…

Mountain shut down, salt truck overturns

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Route 11 over Draper’s Mountain had to be shut down for several hours late Wednesday into early Thursday after a tractor-trailer tried to cross the…

Historic ruling for marriage equality in Virginia

U.S. District Judge rules ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples unconstitutional   By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled Thursday that…

Solomon’s Closet in desperate need of donations

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   New Life Church of the Nazarene is reaching out to their friends and neighbors in the community to ask for help with Solomon’s Closet, a…

FOL kicking off 2014 book sales in March

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If you’re looking for something to read this spring and summer, Pulaski County Friends of the Library (FOL) has thousands of good used books available…

Welfare check ballooned into homicide

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG – Blacksburg authorities say the case of a Virginia Tech student killed this past weekend quickly ballooned into a homicide investigation. “The investigation began…

School board recognizes faculty for achievements

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Tuesday night’s School Board meeting started off with the recognition of a couple individuals who have exceeded expectations to make a difference with Pulaski County…

Local teachers gather together for ‘Grade-In’

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The New River UniServ/District 3 Education Association members will host a “Show Teachers Some Love Grade-In” at two locations on Saturday, Feb. 15from 10 a.m.to 2…

Wytheville Concert Series continues Feb. 22

The Wytheville Concert Series continues Saturday, Feb. 22, when Dr. Stanley Alexandrowicz of New Jersey joins the Classic Strings Duo for some of the most intimate and virtuoso works of…

‘Celebration of Life’ postponed until March

A “Celebration of Life” for Rachel Gregory that was to be held at Pulaski Train Station Saturday night has been postponed due to the weather. Gregory’s mother, Beth, said the…