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Radford City breaks ground on ‘Safe Route to School’

Radford City breaks ground on ‘Safe Route to School’

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Construction on Radford’s Second Avenue-Park Road Safe Routes to School Improvement Project began in early March, and was marked last week by a ground breaking…

Pawnshop owners expecting little change after new law

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Current Virginia law states that pawnshops must see a government-issued identification from sellers, and give the police a daily report of each seller’s name, address…

Group aims to clean up Peak Creek

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The Friends of Peak Creek formally introduced itself to Pulaski at Tuesday night’s town council meeting with a presentation early in the evening. The newly-formed…

Elderly financial abuse costs seniors $2.9 billion annually

By J.R. SCHRADER The Southwest Times   An estimated one million older Americans lose $2.9 billion each year through the financial abuse of the elder generation. The perpetrators are not…

Pulaski Theatre to show “Lincoln” on the big screen

By LAURA ENDERSON laura@southwesttimes.com On Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday April 27 at 2:20 p.m., the Pulaski Theatre will be showing the award-winning movie “Lincoln.” The film,…

A God-given talent for stained glass

A God-given talent for stained glass

By LAURA ENDERSON laura@southwesttimes.com   A set of three brilliant, glittering stained glass windows are nestled under a large window facing Washington Avenue in downtown Pulaski. One might think the…

Former Pulaski doctor fined for improperly dispensing diet drug

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com A former Pulaski doctor has been fined by the Virginia Board of Medicine for dispensing a diet drug without proper licensure. The board found that while…

EPA holding its ground on sewer line damage

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding its ground and continuing to deny liability, and therefore refusing reimbursement, for damage its contractor did to a…

Hunger drive helps NRCC students heal

Hunger drive helps NRCC students heal

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Sometimes, the best way to heal from a tragedy is to join together and help others. That’s what a group of New River Community College…

Beans and Rice helps community

By LAURA ENDERSON laura@southwesttimes.com Beans and Rice, a community economic development organization, works to improve the economic well-being of low-to-moderate income families and children. The organization helps these families meet short-term basic…