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Supplies collected for tornado areas

WYTHEVILLE – Two Wythe County businesses joined together Friday and Saturday to collect building supplies to help Pulaski County residents whose properties were damaged or destroyed by tornadoes. Lazer Spot…

VBI available to assist with insurance issues

Tornado victims having difficulties with their insurance companies can seek assistance from the Virginia Bureau of Insurance, according to county officials. Assistant Pulaski County Administrator Robert Hiss said the Bureau…

It’s ok to remove search markings

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’s okay for residents in the tornado zones to remove the orange or red search markings that were placed on homes April 8. Pulaski Fire Marshal…

Grant could rebuild communities

Just as a community development block grant is sprucing up a Dora Highway neighborhood, town officials hope a similar grant will help rebuild neighborhoods devastated by tornadoes. “I think DHCD…

Sheriff’s Office creates Search and Rescue Team

Lost and missing person cases, natural disasters and some crime scenes create circumstances requiring the expertise of trained personnel to ensure a timely resolution to situations that are often dangerous,…

Depot dedication to include tribute to Virginia MacNeal

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwest.com When the Pulaski train station is rededicated June 11, it will be done in memory of a woman who was instrumental in saving the building to…

Red Cross relief transitioning

By JENNA NICHOLS jenna@southwesttimes.com The American Red Cross’ tornado relief operations will be taken over by the New River Valley Chapter in Radford as of Thursday, April 21. Area churches…

Home invasion leads to felony charges

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Radford – A Radford man has been charged in connection with a home invasion that left two people injured. Radford City Police Lt. Andy Wilburn said…

The Easter Bunny to visit tornado areas

This Saturday morning, the Easter Bunny will be visiting neighborhoods affected by the April 8 tornadoes to deliver Easter baskets to children and elderly residents of those areas. The baskets…

Latest tornado estimate $5.2 million

The latest damage assessment report as of Sunday put the total damage in Pulaski County, including the Town of Pulaski, at just over $5.2 million – the vast majority of…