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The force behind our local law enforcement

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com With her sweet smile, kind heart and sense of humor, it’s no wonder the chief calls her the “face” of Pulaski Police Department. But what makes…

Austin home begins with Build Brigade

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com “We’ve heard the phrase ‘hurry up and wait,’ well Staff Sergeant, your wait is over. We’re here to build your house this weekend,” said Larry Gill,…

Phoenix plans second expansion

Phoenix plans second expansion

  Will invest $20 million, add 100 jobs at Dublin plant By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com For the second time in less than two years, Phoenix Packaging Operations LLC has announced…

BREAKING NEWS: Fort Chiswell shooting probed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com FORT CHISWELL – Virginia State Police have been called in to investigate a shooting involving police in the Fort Chiswell area. According to Chief Deputy Keith…

BREAKING NEWS: One airlifted from Rt. 100 wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com One person was airlifted to a Roanoke hospital Sunday afternoon following a single-vehicle wreck on Rt. 100. The approximately 3 p.m. wreck occurred when a Chevrolet…

Dublin man killed by train

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com A Dublin man was struck by a Norfolk Southern train Saturday afternoon while crossing the tracks at an unapproved crossing. According to Dublin Police Department, James…

Phoenix Packaging expanding again

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC in Pulaski County will invest $20 million to expand its operation for a second time since opening in March 2011.…

Fighting grief through Hope and Hot Chocolate

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com For those experiencing loss and grief, every day may be a struggle. This is especially true during the holidays, and Good Samaritan Hospice is doing its…

Jujitsu program to hold first graduation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Nearly two-dozen martial arts students will be graduating to a yellow belt Saturday as New River Jujitsu holds its first graduation. Instructor Ric Anderton said international…

Bureaucrats could stymie road maintenance plan

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If the county had its way, inmates would be used to help pick up the slack in road maintenance resulting from state transportation cuts. But bureaucracy…