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Age-old question still looms

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A portion of the retaining wall for Peak Creek needs repairs, but Pulaski officials won’t know who should fix it until ownership of the creek is…

Recycle for your future

Americans recycle their trash every day because they know it’s an important activity that can have a positive impact on the environment. But once a year the U.S. Environmental Protection…

Local graduate returns from Marine Corps.

“I’m officially a Marine now.” Those are the words the parents of Ricky Cassell heard on his first phone call home from basic training with the United States Marine Corps.…

Teachers to receive jobs fund money

For months the Pulaski County School Board has debated where, when and how money from the Education Jobs Fund Bill would be allocated in the county. On Nov. 9, the…

Relay for Life teams to meet

If you’re planning on participating in the 2011 Relay for Life cancer fundraiser, you’re encouraged to attend this Monday’s meeting. Team captain and planning committee meetings will begin at 5:30…

Veterans recall those who served

In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 as “Armistice Day,” now known as Veterans Day. With the honorable day approaching, veterans around the county are reflecting on days…

“Vietnam, a year to remember … but a lifetime to forget”

Dublin Middle School students listened as veteran and teacher Randy O’Dell told the realism of serving in the Vietnam War as a draftee. He took the students through the loneliness,…

Radford police seeking suspects

Radford City police are trying to determine whether there is any connection between two separate attempted robbery and aggravated assault incidents Tuesday evening. According to Det. Sgt. Chris Caldwell, the…

PCPC to ‘take back’ drugs Saturday

Pulaski Community Partners Coalition (PCPC) will hold its second Prescription Take Back Program Saturday at three locations throughout Pulaski County. The group’s first take back program, held at Magic Mart…

Transportation board to get ‘found’ funds

RICHMOND. (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell will put the bulk of $1.45 billion in savings found in a private audit of the Virginia Department of Transportation into the hands of…