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Former Southwest Times Newspaper carrier reflects back on job 60 years ago

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Fred Owen holds a copy of The Southwest Times, folded into a triangle similar to a paper football. When he worked as a carrier in…

Emerald Ash Borer creeping closer

Emerald Ash Borer creeping closer

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com “It’s a pretty nasty insect,” Pulaski County Forester Jim Mueller said of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which is creeping ever closer to Southwest Virginia and…

WCC monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree approaching

Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring Rich in Tradition and the South Carolina Broadcasters on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m.…

Free Clinic of Pulaski announces Benefit Gospel Sing

The Pulaski community has a chance to support the Free Clinic of Pulaski County Sept. 13 when the organization holds its First Annual Gospel Sing at Pulaski Middle School. “The…

Radford University Theatre professor chosen for directing intensive

Pulaski resident and Radford University Professor of Theatre Wesley Young attended the second annual Kennedy Center Directing Intensive in Washington, D.C. Young was chosen from among applicants nationwide for one…

WCC offers professional dog bathing course in Carroll County

Individuals interested in entering the growing pet care industry will have a chance to learn some new grooming techniques through Wytheville Community College’s (WCC) Office of Workforce Development. The course,…

Mariners say no; town council says yes to Calfee

Mariners say no; town council says yes to Calfee

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Shelor Motor Mile will proceed with plans to purchase Calfee Park. The Mariners, however, will not be returning to play on the Town of…

Meth lab suspects meted equal sentences

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Two woman charged in connection with a methamphetamine lab found in a downtown Pulaski apartment in 2013 will serve equal sentenced. According to court records,…

Jury trial set in sexual assault case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A two-day jury trial has been set for a 61-year-old Fairlawn man accused of sexually assaulting a child. According to court records, Lawrence Willis “Larry” Musick’s…

Police: van forced off I-81 by tractor-trailer

Police: van forced off I-81 by tractor-trailer

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Virginia State Police say a sport utility vehicle that wrecked on I-81 in Pulaski County Tuesday afternoon allegedly was forced off the road by a truck…