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Woman charged with burning her home

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com CHRISTIANSBURG – A Christiansburg woman is accused of setting a fire that destroyed her residence early Thursday. According to Christiansburg Police Department, Dianna Kylene Slusher, 32,…

Record July heat aids record drought

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pointing out July was a hot month is about as obvious as pointing out the alphabet starts with the letter “A.” It’s less obvious, however, that…

NEWS ALERT: Friday Night’s concert moved

Tonight’s concert in the park, featuring Windfall, has been moved to the Pulaski Theatre due the threat of severe weather later this evening.  Starting time remains 6:30 p.m. Theatre concessions…

BREAKING NEWS: Dove closure to affect 52 workers

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Fifty-two Pulaski County workers will be without jobs Monday when Dove Vinyl Windows in Pulaski County Corporate Center closes permanently. The closure comes a little more…

Suspicious package on VT campus reveals no threat

    By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG – A “suspicious package” found at Virginia Tech Friday evening shut down a portion of the campus, but was determined to be…

Fairlawn Burger King closes

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Fairlawn and Radford residents will have to travel a little farther than they used to if they want to buy a Whopper. The Burger King…

Red Cross blood supplies waning again

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Although a June appeal for blood donations helped increase supplies, the fix was only temporary and American Red Cross officials say supplies are once again waning.…

Take your pooch to the ballgame

Nothing goes together in the good ol’ USA better than baseball, hotdogs and apple pie. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, the hotdog part of this equation takes on a double meaning…

FOCL to hold Claytor Lake cleanup

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Property owners, boaters and other volunteers are urged to take part in Friends of Claytor Lake’s (FOCL) annual All Lake Cleanup to be held Saturday, Aug.…

Cause of Virginia Church Furniture under investigation

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com Virginia Church Furniture, 190 First St. NW, Pulaski, caught fire Tuesday afternoon. According to Pulaski Fire Department Chief Bill Webb, the fire department received a call…