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Loving Field to become more than an athletic complex

Loving Field to become more than an athletic complex

  By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com For the past month, construction crews have been grading old structures and turning the soil at Loving Field in preparation for the county-maintained park’s new…

Dry weather leaving crops ‘sluggish’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Limited rainfall is leaving area crops “a bit sluggish” this year, according to a Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) agent. Scott McElfresh, Pulaski County’s agriculture agent, said…

APCo: power thefts increasing, costly

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An increase in electricity thefts is costing Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) and its customers millions of dollars, according to a company official. In a press release…

New comment system on Southwesttimes.com requires Facebook access

For those who read the articles on our website, the comment box probably looks a little different than it did before. While comments made on articles could be made with…

Family Worship Center hosts The Shepherd’s Staff

By J.R. SCHRADER, editor emeritus   A male trio, The Shepherd’s Staff, based in Roanoke, will bring the gospel in word and song to Family Worship Center-First Pentecostal Holiness Church,…

YMCA basketball tourney offers $1,000 adult prize

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Hensel Eckman YMCA will hold its first 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in August, offering a prize of $1,000 for the first place finisher in the…

Christ Episcopal Church bids farewell to the Rev. Vickie Houk

Christ Episcopal Church bids farewell to the Rev. Vickie Houk

  By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com As Reverend Vickie Houk, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Pulaski, stepped in front of the congregation for her last sermon, she quoted Dr. Seuss,…

Independence Day closings announced

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com While it’s business as usual at many retail establishments and restaurants on Independence Day, government offices and services will have altered schedules. Most employees will have…

Yost appointed to mental health study committee

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Twelfth District Del. Joseph Yost, who represents part of Pulaski County, has been appointed to a mental health subcommittee introduced in the 2014 General Assembly by…

Drill prepares emergency services for terrorist event

Drill prepares emergency services for terrorist event

By Melinda Williams melinda@southwesttimes.com   Emergency services volunteers and employees descended on Memorial Square shopping center parking lot in Pulaski Thursday evening, but what may have appeared to be a…