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Man on the Street

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Sometimes the best news isn’t what people are doing in the community, but what they’re thinking. We again present a feature about just that, giving…

Council discusses plans to upgrade Calfee

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s Pulaski Town Council meeting, council discussed necessary upgrades to some of Calfee Park’s facilities. As mentioned at the October legislative meeting, the…

Elks bring recognition to veterans through music

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   The Old Pros Big Band Orchestra of New River Community College will be performing their annual Veterans Recognition concert Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. at…

Council honors Hawley, praises Utt

Council honors Hawley, praises Utt

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s Pulaski Town Council meeting, council passed a unanimous resolution honoring former town manager, John J. Hawley, for his efforts on behalf of…

Radford bus crowding solved with split route

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Reports of overcrowding on one of Radford City Schools’ buses has led to the creation of a split route so students will have enough room.…

AOA expanding Respite Care Program

Each year, the number of people providing home care for disabled or infirm family members continues to grow. To help address this situation, New River Valley Agency on Aging is…

Holiday wreath laying planned at Vets cemetery

Holiday wreath laying planned at Vets cemetery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The public is invited to attend a special holiday wreath laying ceremony to be held at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in mid-December. Veteran service clubs…

Utt receives World Trade award

Utt receives World Trade award

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Former Pulaski County Community Development Director Shawn Utt recently received the 2013 Virginia TradePort Innovator of the Year Award for his efforts in recruiting and…

Indictments handed down in domestic case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Indictments have been handed down in an alleged abduction and malicious wounding case involving a Pulaski County High School teacher and his son. Ernest Oden…

Philippine typhoon death toll could reach 10,000

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the central Philippine city of Tacloban could reach 10,000 people, officials said Sunday…