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Scholastic Art Award reception postponed

The reception honoring the Scholastic Art Award winners presented by the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley has been moved from this Sunday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb.…

Radford University opens “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

By LESLIE KING Radford University CVPA Communications Officer   It may sound cliché, but for Radford University senior theater major Sarah Meade, directing “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon…

Sunshine returns: It’s time to dig out

Sunshine returns: It’s time to dig out

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   An abundance of sunshine returned to the area Friday, giving Pulaski County residents an opportunity to start digging out from under the nearly two…

Fall believed to have caused death

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG – Blacksburg authorities are investigating the Thursday death of an adult male, but it is believed to have been the result of a fall.…

Mountain shut down, salt truck overturns

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Route 11 over Draper’s Mountain had to be shut down for several hours late Wednesday into early Thursday after a tractor-trailer tried to cross the…

Historic ruling for marriage equality in Virginia

U.S. District Judge rules ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples unconstitutional   By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled Thursday that…

Solomon’s Closet in desperate need of donations

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   New Life Church of the Nazarene is reaching out to their friends and neighbors in the community to ask for help with Solomon’s Closet, a…

FOL kicking off 2014 book sales in March

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If you’re looking for something to read this spring and summer, Pulaski County Friends of the Library (FOL) has thousands of good used books available…

Welfare check ballooned into homicide

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG – Blacksburg authorities say the case of a Virginia Tech student killed this past weekend quickly ballooned into a homicide investigation. “The investigation began…

School board recognizes faculty for achievements

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Tuesday night’s School Board meeting started off with the recognition of a couple individuals who have exceeded expectations to make a difference with Pulaski County…