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Red Cross launches tornado app of use in tornado-prone areas

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com American Red Cross has launched a new app for mobile devices that will put potentially life-saving information in the hands of those in tornado-prone areas. The…

Radford police seeking man in weapons violation

Radford police seeking man in weapons violation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Radford City authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who showed a clerk a firearm when confronted for allegedly shoplifting an item from the…

Communities in Schools: A worthwhile investment for the New River Valley and Pulaski County

By THOMAS BREWSTER Superintendent, Pulaski County Public Schools The Governor’s Biennial Budget for 2012-14 funds Communities In Schools (CIS) for $525,000 for each year of the budget. These funds are…

NRCC bringing 2012-13 jamborees to a close

NRCC bringing 2012-13 jamborees to a close

The 2012-13 Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree series at New River Community college will come to a close Saturday, March 9, with the music of The Comptons and Friends…

Radford seeking rape suspects

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD – Radford City authorities are seeking four men who are alleged to have forcibly raped a 19-year-old female at her home in the 700-block of…

Learn to garden in limited space

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Want to grow your own vegetables, but don’t feel like you have enough room to garden? Southwest Virginia Fresh is offering a class later this month…

VDOT signs getting pricey

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Warning neighborhood motorists to watch out for children will become a pricey venture if jurisdictions get their signs from Virginia Department of Transportation. David Clarke, area…

Senior volunteer award nominations still open

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The “Salute to Senior Service” program is looking for a few good men—and women—over 65. The program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the…

Lake buoy issue on hold ’til spring

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County officials expect it to be April before Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) has an alternative plan for installing test navigational buoys at Claytor Lake. Pulaski…

Council may look outside NRV, VA for town manager

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski’s vice mayor says he would rather use a recruitment agency to find a new town manager than advertise locally. “The problem is if you advertise…