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Sharkey’s is growing up, literally

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Sharkey’s Wing & Rib Joint in Radford is undergoing some big changes. The local chain, born in Blacksburg, is expanding its Radford location upstairs in hopes…

DMV closing for Thanksgiving, urges caution throughout holiday

RICHMOND – All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer service centers will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, November 28 through Saturday, Nov. 30,  and reopen on…

Business development workshops slated Saturday

The Micro Solutions Program of Beans and Rice Inc. is sponsoring another workshop in its “Roots” series of business development training for entrepreneurs. The “Quickbooks Basic Workshop” will be held…

Charges dropped in railroad crossing mishap

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Charges have been dropped against a 74-year-old Pulaski man accused of damaging a rail-crossing arm in August. According to court records, charges against Donald Ted…

Radford resident named member of Virginia Tech’s Marching Virginians

BLACKSBURG – Dylan Tuck, a sophomore from Radford, Va., majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, was selected to be a member of the…

AP sources: Obama to allow sale of canceled plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under…

Shoeboxes packing joy, not shoes, for Christmas

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Grab a shoebox or two and get ready to fill them with Christmas joy as Pulaski County residents try to meet a goal of collecting…

YMCA over halfway to fundraising goal

Cindy Southern, chairperson for the Hensel Eckman YMCA’s sustaining campaign “We Need Each Other,” recently reported that the YMCA had achieved 60 percent of its $100,000 goal by Nov. 9.…

Atmos: expect ‘slightly higher’ heating bills

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Atmos Energy Corporation announced Friday that the natural gas bills of most of its Virginia utility customers could be “slightly higher” than last winter. The…

November is Caregivers Month in Pulaski

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Mayor Jeff Worrell signed a proclamation this week recognizing November as National Family Caregivers Month in the town of Pulaski. The proclamation recognizes the…