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Faculty gain insights from Southeast Asia

BLACKSBURG – In a huge, multilevel fresh-foods market in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, two Virginia Tech faculty members marveled at the din, the stalls, and the vendors — a marked preponderance…

Fleenor: Deeds always willing to help

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Even though he didn’t represent Pulaski County, local Democratic Party Chairman Mike Fleenor says 25th District Sen. Creigh Deeds has been a friend to Pulaski…

How to put the gobble back in Thanksgiving

How to put the gobble back in Thanksgiving

By ANGIE M. AUSTIN Special to The SWT As the holiday season approaches, many families and individuals are already busy making plans. Menus are being prepared, guest lists are being…

PCHS grad sentenced for mail fraud

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County High School graduate was fined more than $1 million and sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Monday. Jamie Carl Graham, 34,…

School board covers varied architectural concerns

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Thursday night’s Pulaski County School Board meeting three items on the board’s agenda dealt with building repairs or renovations, all presented to the board…

Ice skating will help Big Brothers Big Sisters

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – Ice skaters can enjoy a day on the ice at Roanoke Civic Center Saturday, Dec. 7, and help Big Brothers Big Sisters of…

Civil War era returning to Major Graham Mansion

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WYTHE COUNTY – It’s been ages since Civil War soldiers graced the grounds of Major Graham Mansion, but they’ll be returning this weekend as Civil…

Don’t become a victim during the holidays

Pulaski Police Department would like to remind the public to stay safe during the holiday season and take precautions to keep from becoming a victim of holiday crime. Due to…

Washington’s Capitol Christmas tree makes Stop in Roanoke

ROANOKE – The 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a gift from Washington State, will be stopping in Roanoke Friday Nov. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to…

RU students take a new look at Kennedy assassination

Friday, Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event that defined America and the lives of all those who remember it. In…