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Generators will go to Pulaski, not overseas

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes   Generators to be declared surplus property in about a year will go to the town of Pulaski rather than possibly ending up overseas. The board…

Pepper’s Ferry presents Hawley with resolution

Pepper’s Ferry presents Hawley with resolution

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Authority presented retired Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley last week with a Resolution of Recognition and Appreciation. The resolution recognizes Hawley for his more than 38…

NBA, NBPA donate $250,000 to Philippines efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and NBA Players Association are donating $250,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts in areas of the…

Va-based group sends help to Philippines

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) — A Virginia Beach humanitarian group is shipping water purification devices to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines. Operation Blessing International says 40 staff members from its unit based in…

Veterans Day: Events and ceremonies around nation

Across the nation, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events. ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE: GREEN PASTURES Richard Velez is a veteran who makes it…

Blood drive offering chance at VT/UVA football tickets

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Dublin Lions Club is hosting a blood drive Monday, Nov. 25, that will give donors a chance to win tickets to the upcoming Virginia Tech,…

Nora Stanberry, an inspiration for all

Nora Stanberry, an inspiration for all

By ANTHONY AKERS Special to the SWT   There are many wonderful people living in our great community who serve as an inspiration to us all. One of the most…

Veterans Day Q&A

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   This year for Veterans Day, the Southwest Times sought out the opinions of local veterans on recent military topics in the news, as well as…

RU Appalachian Studies move sparks outrage

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Executing a maneuver that caused great consternation in some quarters, Radford University has elected to move its Appalachian and Rural Studies program from Buchanan House,…

Man facing eviction accused of bomb threat

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – A 20-year-old Christiansburg man facing eviction from a rental unit has been charged with threatening to bomb the unit. According to Christiansburg Police…