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Former DMS and Cougar football coach Dave Brown passes away

Former DMS and Cougar football coach Dave Brown passes away

By DAVID GRAVELY SWT Sports Editor In 1959 he arrived at Dublin Middle School, and in 1974 he became the first head football coach of the newly consolidated Pulaski County…

Consumer loses nearly $2K in ‘mystery shopper’ scam

ROANOKE – As she pushed the shopping cart through the crowded aisles of a Roanoke department store, she beamed with delight. After months of job searching an opportunity had finally…

Pawnshops require more ID from sellers

By DESTINY BRANDON Capital News Service RICHMOND – To curb the sale of stolen property, pawnshops soon will keep a photo of people who sell the stores items. And pawnbrokers…

Virginia’s new tax refund card hits bumps

RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia’s new tax refund card program is hitting a few bumps in its first year. Virginians have two options to get their state refunds because paper checks…

Little River Bluegrass Barn gains ground as entertainment venue

Little River Bluegrass Barn gains ground as entertainment venue

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “Do yourself a favor,” says semi-retired real estate agent and auctioneer Carl McNeil, climbing out of his van. “Don’t get old.” Even at 76, though,…

New option for fuel coming to Fairlawn

New option for fuel coming to Fairlawn

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Passersby may have noticed heavy equipment on the move in the parking lot of Kroger in Fairlawn. By the time the dust settles later this spring,…

Pulaski Police Department Most Wanted

The following is a list of the Pulaski Police Department’s “Most Wanted” suspects. The Southwest Times will publish a list about every quarter. Photographs are not available for all subjects.…

Area students bringing Seuss characters to life

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com More than 100 area elementary and middle school students will take the stage at PCHS Thursday through Saturday nights in the children’s musical, “SEUSSICAL, JR.!” This…

Durham wants to set her career on fire – literally

Durham wants to set her career on fire – literally

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Jessi Durham has fallen from heights, down stairs and engaged in armed and unarmed combat, and later this summer she’ll be set on fire – if…

NRV nation’s ‘biggest mover’ for jobs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The New River Valley metropolitan statistical area was ranked the “biggest mover” for having climbed 128 positions from 2011 to 2012 in the Milken Institute’s index…