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Campground expansion a step closer to reality

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Despite the objection of an adjacent homeowner, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors approved a property rezone that helped move a campground expansion one step closer…

Chamber of Commerce to hold legistative breakfast and forum

The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce will host its 27th Annual Southwest Virginia Legislative Breakfast & Forum on Monday, Nov. 25, at  New River Community College’s Edwards Hall in Dublin.…

Daylight saving is nothing new

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   What do Ben Franklin, a New Zealand entomologist named George Vernon Hudson, British builder William Willett and World War I Germany have in common? They’re…

VDOT seeking input on future road, rail, transit projects

ROANOKE – Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold a public hearing this evening (Wednesday, Oct. 30) on projects in the current Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), in addition to taking comments…

Fitness programs and healthy dining make Virginia Tech the fittest campus in America

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech has landed the top spot in The Active Times list of 50 Fittest Colleges in America 2013.  The recently published rankings are based on fitness, health,…

RU student investment group hits $1 million portfolio value

Radford University’s Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization (SMIPO) has completed its “march to a million.”  The student organization, which manages funds for the Radford University Foundation, saw its hard work…

Dispatcher seriously injured in wreck

Dispatcher seriously injured in wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher is in good condition in a Roanoke hospital after being ejected from her vehicle during a Sunday night wreck.…

Suspect killed in shootout with police

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   GILES COUNTY – A 32-year-old Narrows man suspected of involvement in a Friday robbery and shooting in Giles County was killed Saturday in an alleged…

Welcoming new town manager Shawn Utt

Welcoming new town manager Shawn Utt

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “The challenge. The newness,” says Pulaski’s new town manager, Shawn Utt, of what drew him to his new role. “Not knowing what’s going to happen…

Rx take-back nets 133.4 pounds of drugs

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Lee Spiegel of Pulaski County Partners Coalition described Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Pulaski as “probably our second-biggest.” The event resulted in the…