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National Guard absence explained

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Given the amount of damage from Friday’s tornadoes, questions have arisen as to why the Virginia National Guard was not brought in to help with the…

United Way helping victims despite director’s damage

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com DRAPER – Even though she had her own “mini disaster” to deal with at home, Pulaski County United Way Director Susan Dalrymple was in the office…

Officials: We’ll weather the storm

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski town and county officials praised the outpouring of support since the tornadoes struck Friday and vowed the community will be made stronger by this crisis.…

Devastation can’t be described

By JENNA NICHOLS jenna@southwesttimes.com The American Red Cross made its way to Pulaski to help the victims of last Friday’s tornado by supplying food and others items. Two Red Cross…

Tornado update 4/16/11, 11 a.m.

Emergency Shelter The American Red Cross Temporary Emergency Shelter at Critzer Elementary School off Bob White Boulevard was opened at 6:00 pm on Friday. It is scheduled to close at…

Tornado update 4/16/11, 11 a.m.

Emergency Shelter The American Red Cross Temporary Emergency Shelter at Critzer Elementary School off Bob White Boulevard was opened at 6:00 pm on Friday. It is scheduled to close at…

American Red Cross opening shelter Friday evening

Due to impending storms moving through the area Friday and Saturday, the American Red Cross will be opening a temporary emergency shelter tonight (Friday, April 15), providing a safe place…

Needs still many for recovery

The outpouring of support for Pulaski County tornado victims has been tremendous, but there are still some items that are in short supply. Pulaski Middle School, Pulaski County and Town…

EOC: volunteer jobs ‘maxed out’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com So many volunteers have been pouring into the community to help tornado victims that organizers now say they are “maxed out” on volunteer opportunities. “We appreciate…

Radio station to hold marathon

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com HAMPTON — Langley Speedway will host a 50-hour broadcast benefit marathon on WHKT 1650 AM radio station beginning this afternoon for the Pulaski County Tornado Relief…