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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.…

Tornado update 4/16/11, 11 a.m.

Emergency Shelter The American Red Cross Temporary Emergency Shelter at Critzer Elementary School off Bob White Boulevard was opened at 6:00 pm on Friday. It is scheduled to close at…

Tornado update 4/16/11, 11 a.m.

Emergency Shelter The American Red Cross Temporary Emergency Shelter at Critzer Elementary School off Bob White Boulevard was opened at 6:00 pm on Friday. It is scheduled to close at…

American Red Cross opening shelter Friday evening

Due to impending storms moving through the area Friday and Saturday, the American Red Cross will be opening a temporary emergency shelter tonight (Friday, April 15), providing a safe place…

Needs still many for recovery

The outpouring of support for Pulaski County tornado victims has been tremendous, but there are still some items that are in short supply. Pulaski Middle School, Pulaski County and Town…

EOC: volunteer jobs ‘maxed out’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com So many volunteers have been pouring into the community to help tornado victims that organizers now say they are “maxed out” on volunteer opportunities. “We appreciate…

Radio station to hold marathon

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com HAMPTON — Langley Speedway will host a 50-hour broadcast benefit marathon on WHKT 1650 AM radio station beginning this afternoon for the Pulaski County Tornado Relief…