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Robber headed back to prison again

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Bassett man was ordered to serve almost eight more years of a 20-year prison sentence Monday after being convicted of his third probation violation.…

Third try for bond wasn’t the charm

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   They say the third time is the charm, but that wasn’t the case Monday for a Christiansburg man trying to get bonded out of jail…

“Food-raiser” to precede New River Trail triathlon

“Food-raiser” to precede New River Trail triathlon

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The day before the area’s strongest athletes put their bodies to the test with Virginia’s New River Trail Challenge, a related event will give citizens…

PulaskiFest has fun for kids, too

PulaskiFest has fun for kids, too

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Parents interested in attending PulaskiFest Sept. 27 to enjoy the music, needn’t worry about how to keep the kids entertained, because there will be plenty…

McDonald’s perks up southwest Virginia with free coffee

McDonald’s second national Free Coffee Event, an opportunity for even more coffee lovers to enjoy a freshly brewed, rich and smooth-tasting McCafe coffee, begins today and continues through Sept. 29.…

Groups work to plant native vegetation in Claytor Lake

Groups work to plant native vegetation in Claytor Lake

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   For most groups involved with the use and preservation of Claytor Lake, the balance of life in the lake is the key priority. Three years…

YMCA taking registrations for annual 5K Run/Walk

YMCA taking registrations for annual 5K Run/Walk

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Put on your sneakers and get ready to run, walk or dash as Hensel Eckman YMCA prepares for its second annual 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Costume…

Dublin’s Verizon wins Clean Business Award

Dublin’s Verizon wins Clean Business Award

STAFF REPORT Verizon of Dublin, 124 Broad St., has been selected by Pulaski County Clean Community Council to receive the September 2014 Clean Business Award. The business has been in…

NRCC students volunteer at Free Clinic

NRCC students volunteer at Free Clinic

By AMANDA ALLEN Special to The SWT Eight New River Community College students recently volunteered at the Free Clinic of Pulaski County Inc. as part of a “capstone” project for…

AEP employees continue their giving spirit to PCUW

AEP employees continue their giving spirit to PCUW

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Employees of American Electric Power have given to Pulaski County United Way (PCUW) for more than 40 years, and are continuing with that giving spirit. According…