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McDonnell seeking federal help

Gov. Bob McDonnell made a formal request to President Barrack Obama Monday for a federal disaster declaration that, if granted, will help with local tornado relief. The request came two…

Tech students help with recovery

About two-dozen Virginia Tech students used the fourth anniversary of the 2007 massacre Saturday to help Pulaski County tornado victims. Tara Lawson, a 2007 graduate of Pulaski County High School,…

Storm downs tree, kills Wythe woman

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com WYTHE COUNTY – A 31-year-old Wythe County woman was killed Saturday when an 80-foot-tall oak tree fell on the mobile home she was in. According to…

Devastation can’t be described

By JENNA NICHOLS jenna@southwesttimes.com The American Red Cross made its way to Pulaski to help the victims of last Friday’s tornado by supplying food and others items. Two Red Cross…

Man’s best friend needs shelter

By JENNA NICHOLS jenna@southwesttimes.com For many people, pets are as much a part of their family as their children. According to the Pulaski County Humane Society, some Pulaski County residents…

Pulaski County 2nd highest poverty rate

By JENNA NICHOLS jenna@southwesttimes.com About 157,000 Virginians have joined the ranks of the poor since the recession began, according to a new report by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis,…

United Way helping victims despite director’s damage

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com DRAPER – Even though she had her own “mini disaster” to deal with at home, Pulaski County United Way Director Susan Dalrymple was in the office…

National Guard absence explained

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Given the amount of damage from Friday’s tornadoes, questions have arisen as to why the Virginia National Guard was not brought in to help with the…

Officials: We’ll weather the storm

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski town and county officials praised the outpouring of support since the tornadoes struck Friday and vowed the community will be made stronger by this crisis.…

Devastation can’t be described

By JENNA NICHOLS jenna@southwesttimes.com The American Red Cross made its way to Pulaski to help the victims of last Friday’s tornado by supplying food and others items. Two Red Cross…