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Virginia forest fires receiving local help

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Members of Pulaski County Wildland Fire Crew are being kept busy lately, helping to contain two forest fires in Virginia. Several members just spent three…

Council discusses plans for communication dispatch project

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Tuesday night’s Pulaski Town Council meeting heard a proposal from members of the Joint Dispatch Committee regarding plans for a new emergency dispatch facility. The…

Butane hash lab catches fire in Radford

Officers with the Radford City Police Department and members of the Radford Fire Department responded to the area of 307 Fourth Avenue Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 11:13 p.m. in reference…

Christmas Store benefit concert set for Tuesday

The Pulaski County High School Fine Arts Department annual concert to benefit the Christmas Store is Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the high…

Walk-in glass workshop at FACNRV

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com The inaugural Walk-In Workshop at the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley kicks off Saturday, Nov. 23.  Local artist Martha Biggar will be teaching…

Nominations sought for teachers using agriculture in classrooms

RICHMOND – Virginia’s  Agriculture in the Classroom program is accepting nominations for its 2014 Teacher of the Year award. The purpose of the award is to recognize a deserving Virginia…

Virginia 4-H Livestock Judging Team wins in Nebraska

BLACKSBURG – The 2013 Virginia 4-H All-Star Livestock Judging Team traveled to Omaha, Neb., where they took first high team overall against 28 other teams in the Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Judging…

Faculty gain insights from Southeast Asia

BLACKSBURG – In a huge, multilevel fresh-foods market in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, two Virginia Tech faculty members marveled at the din, the stalls, and the vendors — a marked preponderance…

Fleenor: Deeds always willing to help

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Even though he didn’t represent Pulaski County, local Democratic Party Chairman Mike Fleenor says 25th District Sen. Creigh Deeds has been a friend to Pulaski…

How to put the gobble back in Thanksgiving

How to put the gobble back in Thanksgiving

By ANGIE M. AUSTIN Special to The SWT As the holiday season approaches, many families and individuals are already busy making plans. Menus are being prepared, guest lists are being…