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Veteran’s Day celebration honors a Radford hero

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   USMC Colonel John Ripley neither was born nor died in Radford, but he’s being honored by the city all the same. The Vietnam veteran, a…

Hard work pays off for NRCC machining student

Hard work pays off for NRCC machining student

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC public relations   When Agnes Preston immigrated to the United States from Hungary, she was looking for opportunity. As a single mother providing for her young…

What the YMCA can do for you

What the YMCA can do for you

Dear Friends, The purpose of the letter is to ask for your gracious support for the Pulaski County Hensel Eckman YMCA. Your support can come in different forms. You can…

New York Times best-selling author Conor Grennan to speak at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG – New York Times best-selling author Conor Grennan will visit Virginia Tech on Monday, Nov. 11, to discuss this year’s Common Book, “Little Princes.” Grennan will give a presentation…

Thanksgiving meal costs increase in Virginia this year

RICHMOND – Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for a little more than $5 per person this year, but that reflects an increase over last…

County tax tickets entering smartphone age

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   In an age where there seems to be an “app” for just about everything, Pulaski County Treasurer’s office has decided it’s time to enter the…

NRCC to offer handgun safety class

A handgun safety class will be offered through New River Community College Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Thursday, Nov. 7. Both class meetings will take place 6 to 9 p.m. in…

Funds sought to extend trail in county

Funds sought to extend trail in county

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County is seeking a grant from Virginia Department of Transportation that would allow it to extend the New River Trail to the vicinity of…

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings Coming to Dublin

Residents living in and around the Dublin community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.  Water’s Edge Meeting Facility will host Life Line…

Friends of Peak Creek hosting ‘Walk and Clean’ Saturday

Friends of Peak Creek will have a “Walk and Clean” event on Peak Creek Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 1 p.m. This event will allow participants to learn a little…