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Part of Blue Ridge Parkway closing for maintenance

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia will soon be closed temporarily during weekdays to allow for routine maintenance. The Parkway will close…

$11,000 raised for charities through lemonade stand project in First Year Experiences course

BLACKSBURG – Lemonade stands are not just for neighborhood kids. Pamplin College of Business first-year students opened their own stands this semester and raised more than $11,000 for three local…

Flood rescue earns Bentley ‘Employee of the Year’

Flood rescue earns Bentley ‘Employee of the Year’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When town of Pulaski employee Mark Bentley helped rescue a woman from flooding last January, he said he wasn’t looking for glory, but those actions…

Families honor loved ones at Veterans Cemetery

Families honor loved ones  at Veterans Cemetery

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Sleet, chilly winds and freezing temperatures weren’t enough to keep friends and family members of deceased veterans from honoring their departed loved ones in a…

Robinson Tract club launches spay, neuter project

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   To help serve the community and cut back on the feral cat population, Robinson Tract Community Club has launched a new spay and neuter project…

Board of Supervisors approves IDA rezoning proposal

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation by the Pulaski County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to rezone the property around Heron’s Landing and…

The Gregory Brothers set to play Radford Theatre

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@thesouthwestimes.com   The Gregory Brothers, the famous Radford-born comedy band, are returning home to play a special Christmas show at the Radford Theatre tomorrow night. The Radford…

Shomo competency being evaluated

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – A Pulaski County businessman accused of running a Ponzi scheme on investors is being evaluated for competency to stand trial. Charles G. Shomo,…

‘Tis the season … for flu

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski has started to see its first cases of flu this season – just in time to throw a wrench in the holidays. Christine…

NRCC offering Industrial Maintenance program

NRCC Office of Transitional Programs is offering a PluggedInVA program beginning in January that leads to a certificate in Industrial Maintenance. Students in the program, which begins Jan. 9, will…