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Traffic Alert: Southbound I-77 closed in Carroll

Both lanes of southbound Interstate 77 in Carroll County are currently closed due to a multi-vehicle crash at mile marker 6.  Traffic is being diverted off the interstate at exit…

2014 Homecoming Court

2014 Homecoming Court

The candidates for Pulaski County high School’s 2014 Homecoming. From left to right: Malik Eaves, Riley Chitwood, Damon Akers, Carmel O’Dell, Tyler Blevins, Alyson Gilbert, Jake Callahan, Blair Hurst, Tanner…

Embezzler back in jail on new charge

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A former Pulaski County employee convicted of embezzling from the treasurer’s office is back in jail. Pulaski County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Fleenor told a judge Thursday…

Christiansburg man dies after police shooting

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – Virginia State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead. Christiansburg police officers and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded…

Space still available in motorcycle safety course

By AMANDA ALLEN Special to The SWT Spaces are still available in two motorcycle safety classes being held this month at New River Community College in Dublin. Basic rider course…

Women in business to be honored

For the first time ever, Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce and The Southwest Times will join in saluting professional women who have forged the way for others in their professions…

Trailer, equipment overturn at exit

Trailer, equipment overturn at exit

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Wytheville man has been charged in connection with an accident at Exit 89 off of Interstate 81 in the Draper area Wednesday. Pulaski County Sheriff’s…

Fairlawn fourth-grader in “To Kill A Mockingbird” play

Fairlawn fourth-grader in “To Kill A Mockingbird” play

ROANOKE – Greyson Alley, a 9-year-old fourth grader at Riverlawn Elementary School, portrays Dill Harris in Mill Mountain Theatre’s production of “To Kill A Mockingbird.” The adaptation of Harper Lee’s…

American Craft Week starts today

American Craft week starts today and runs though Oct. 12. The week will include artisan demonstrations, craft sales, craft beer festivals, cider making, craft classes and festivals. Locally, the regional…

VDOT plans hearing on Salem Park and Ride

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com SALEM — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a public hearing Oct. 16 on a proposed expansion of the Park and Ride facility at exit…