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Blades of Blue, Whitetop Mountain to perform at NRCC

New River Community College will feature Whitetop Mountain and Ashlee Blankenship and Blades of Blue for its December Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree Saturday, Dec. 14. The music begins…

Settle your turkey with a museum tour

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   After stuffing yourself with Thanksgiving turkey, why not help it settle with a tour of the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum in Pulaski. The…

Critzer holds first annual Jingle Mingle

Critzer holds first annual Jingle Mingle

Shopping and entertainment together are usually reserved for the mall, but this month at least one opportunity awaits citizens at school. December 12  Critzer Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is hosting…

“Got milk?” slogan marks 20 years

The two-word slogan that raised consumer awareness of the health benefits of milk marked its 20th birthday in October. Surveys have found that the campaign raised consumer awareness levels by…

FOCL collecting toys for county children

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Friends of Claytor Lake (FOCL) is once again joining with the Pulaski County Chapter of Toys for Tots to help needy children have a merrier…

A closer look at Calfee Park, part 2

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   What, exactly, is the cost of maintaining civic pride, or at least a touchstone of it? Is the price worth the glory? Calfee Park, Pulaski’s…

Man who wounded trooper gets 35 years

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – A man who became the subject of a manhunt after shooting and wounding a state trooper in 2008 was sentenced to 427 months…

11 Giles Bookstore closing in Dublin

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Rhonda Ramsey, owner of 11 Giles Bookstore in Dublin said the bookstore will be closing Dec. 31. It has been open as a bricks and mortar…

Family: American detained in NKorea in good health

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month in North Korea said Saturday the Swedish ambassador has seen the man and…

NYC train derailment kills 4, hurts more than 60

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed and came to rest only inches from the water Sunday, killing four people, injuring more…