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New comment system on Southwesttimes.com requires Facebook access

For those who read the articles on our website, the comment box probably looks a little different than it did before. While comments made on articles could be made with…

Family Worship Center hosts The Shepherd’s Staff

By J.R. SCHRADER, editor emeritus   A male trio, The Shepherd’s Staff, based in Roanoke, will bring the gospel in word and song to Family Worship Center-First Pentecostal Holiness Church,…

YMCA basketball tourney offers $1,000 adult prize

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Hensel Eckman YMCA will hold its first 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in August, offering a prize of $1,000 for the first place finisher in the…

Christ Episcopal Church bids farewell to the Rev. Vickie Houk

Christ Episcopal Church bids farewell to the Rev. Vickie Houk

  By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com As Reverend Vickie Houk, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Pulaski, stepped in front of the congregation for her last sermon, she quoted Dr. Seuss,…

Independence Day closings announced

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com While it’s business as usual at many retail establishments and restaurants on Independence Day, government offices and services will have altered schedules. Most employees will have…

Yost appointed to mental health study committee

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Twelfth District Del. Joseph Yost, who represents part of Pulaski County, has been appointed to a mental health subcommittee introduced in the 2014 General Assembly by…

Drill prepares emergency services for terrorist event

Drill prepares emergency services for terrorist event

By Melinda Williams melinda@southwesttimes.com   Emergency services volunteers and employees descended on Memorial Square shopping center parking lot in Pulaski Thursday evening, but what may have appeared to be a…

‘Y’ accepting students for swim lessons

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com With summer in full swing, children and adults are flocking to the water. Unfortunately, if they don’t know how to swim, a simple attempt to cool…

Special Olympics fundraiser features ‘Dr. Elvis’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG — Donations for Special Olympics of the New River Valley will be accepted during a free July 4 concert and fireworks show to be…

New Pulaski baseball academy offers a spot to develop skills

New Pulaski baseball academy offers a spot to develop skills

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   While baseball season only lasts a few months out of the year, like most other sports, serious players know that in order to win games,…