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Sarah Bradbury named managing editor for the Southwest Times

In her new role as managing editor, Mrs. Bradbury will oversee the editorial department of the Southwest Times. Her office focuses on reporting community news, court news, community events and…

Kennedy assassination expert to visit RU in October

RADFORD – The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 changed the face of American history and has spawned countless criminal and academic investigations, cultural shifts and…

Virginia Tech gets its first solar-powered bus shelter

BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech campus now has its first solar-powered bus shelter. That shelter, located on Drillfield Drive in front of Torgersen Hall, is the first shelter of its…

Christmas Store to hold spaghetti dinner

The Pulaski County Christmas Store is holding a “Dinner with the Traditions” fundraiser at the Dublin United Methodist Church Saturday, Nov. 9. The event includes a dinner with salad, spaghetti,…

Pulaski students attend SkillsUSA’s Washington Leadership Training Institute on Capitol Hill

Pulaski students attend SkillsUSA’s Washington Leadership Training Institute on Capitol Hill

Breana Arnold, Virginia SkillsUSA State vice president, and Stephen Earhart, Virginia SkillsUSA State Region IV vice president, and their advisor, Mrs. Julie Anderson, Cosmetology teacher and Pulaski SkillsUSA advisor, met…

Deal reached to avoid default and open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure…

Pulaski Police Department: Most Wanted

The following is a list of the Pulaski Police Department’s “Most Wanted” suspects. The Southwest Times will publish a list about every quarter. Photographs are not available for all subjects.…

Newbern Cemetery tour focuses on Civil War soldiers

Newbern Cemetery tour focuses on Civil War soldiers

The public is invited to come out to Newbern Cemetery Friday, Oct. 18, for a guided tour focusing on Civil War soldiers. Local historian April Danner will lead the 5:30-6:30…

Peak Creek cleanup planned this Saturday

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Friends of Peak Creek (FOPC) will host a second cleanup day, Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. The cleanup will be focused on the banks…

State Parks planning Halloween fun

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If you’re looking for some outdoor fun this Halloween, head out to Claytor Lake and New River Trail state parks Saturday, Oct. 26, for some…