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Chili cook-off, horseshoe tourney planned for campers

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Campers and cabin guests staying at Claytor Lake State Park Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, will have a chance to show off their chili cooking…

LewisGale to host cancer awareness fair

It’s estimated this year alone more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. LewisGale Regional Cancer Center Pulaski has cared for many of those diagnosed in our community. …

Pulaski youth rewarded for volunteering in his community

Pulaski youth rewarded for volunteering in his community

CHRISTIANSBURG—It’s not always easy to get a peek beneath the studied, cool exterior of so many 14-year-old young men, but when Pulaski resident Zach Oliver recently received boxes of donated…

Christmas Store intake starts this Saturday

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County Christmas Store’s first intake session will be held this Saturday from late morning until early afternoon at Central Gym. The intake sessions…

Long-time funeral home owner dies

Long-time funeral home owner dies

Cloyd DuVal Seagle Sr., long-time owner of Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home in Pulaski, died Thursday. He was 98. Seagle received his license from the Virginia Board of…

Gavel falls in sledgehammer case: Ex-girlfriend left permanently impaired from fractured skull

Gavel falls in sledgehammer case: Ex-girlfriend left permanently impaired from fractured skull

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski man told police he intended to kill his ex-girlfriend when he attacked her with a five-pound sledgehammer in 2012, fracturing her skull and…

Odd-looking caterpillar spurs curiosity

Odd-looking caterpillar spurs curiosity

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Victor Leroy Brown didn’t know what to make of the strange, scary-looking caterpillar that fell from a tree and hit his tent Wednesday morning on…

Blue Ridge Parkway recognizes leadership of Joe Wilson and NCTA

Community leaders, former Parkway superintendents and historians will gather to celebrate the contributions of Joe Wilson and National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) at the Blue Ridge Music Center. …

Teens get opportunity to celebrate with an idol

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.–Teens who commit to safe driving could have the chance to bring Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson to their hometown for a free concert this coming school year. As…

Fans invited to honor, celebrate Pulaski Mariners’ championship

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Mariners fans will have two opportunities in the next week to recognize the team and celebrate its 2013 Appalachian League Championship title. Tuesday evening,…