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Finance position put on ice: Councilman hopes to downgrade position and let county collect town taxes

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski already has 12 applications in the till for a new finance director, but Pulaski Town Council voted 4-2 Tuesday night to put the hiring process…

Radford businesses ponder effects of chamber changes

By LAURA ENDERSON Special to the SWT The Radford Chamber of Commerce is feeling the impacts of the economic downturn. On Feb. 18, the chamber reduced its office hours to…

VDH Launches Regional Campaign to Reduce Heart Disease and Stroke

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Sophie Wenzel, MPH, the Virginia Department of Health’s new Region 3 heart disease and stroke prevention coordinator, is spearheading a regional collaborative effort to reduce heart…

Mission pays reminder to local woman

Mission pays reminder to local woman

  By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com To most people, a trip abroad would seem like a vacation, but one local woman was looking for “more than just a vacation” when she…

Local farms receive national recognition

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Two Pulaski County farms have received national recognition for having some of their registered Angus cows included in the American Angus Association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report. Only…

Dr. Cheek trial continuing

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com ROANOKE – The trial of Dr. Linda Sue Cheek of Dublin is expected to continue for another week, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Brian McGinn,…

Rehak: Smith accidentally shot brother

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD – A 22-year-old Hiwassee man was playing with a gun he thought was unloaded when he accidentally killed his brother last summer, according to Radford…

FBI seeking information in child exploitation case

FBI seeking information in child exploitation case

    By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RICHMOND – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is hoping the public can help provide information that will lead them to the location of…

Sponsors sought for Pulaski Easter Egg Hunt

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Each Easter children gather at Jackson Park to hunt the more than 3,000 eggs hidden there for the annual Pulaski Easter Egg Hunt. But this year,…

Two injured in three-vehicle crash

Two injured in three-vehicle crash

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Two people were injured Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Route 99 and Dora Highway in Pulaski. Officer Megan Jennings with Pulaski…