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Fighting grief through Hope and Hot Chocolate

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com For those experiencing loss and grief, every day may be a struggle. This is especially true during the holidays, and Good Samaritan Hospice is doing its…

Jujitsu program to hold first graduation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Nearly two-dozen martial arts students will be graduating to a yellow belt Saturday as New River Jujitsu holds its first graduation. Instructor Ric Anderton said international…

Bureaucrats could stymie road maintenance plan

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If the county had its way, inmates would be used to help pick up the slack in road maintenance resulting from state transportation cuts. But bureaucracy…

He brought color to a gray world

He brought color to a gray world

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com He will always be remembered as a young man who brought color to a gray world. And that’s how Cameron Fitzwater will be celebrated, with a…

Closed Pulaski Retirement Center slated for demolition

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com The recently closed Pulaski Retirement Center building adjacent to Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center (PHR) has been scheduled for demolition in the near future. The facility…

‘Pillar’ of law community dies

‘Pillar’ of law community dies

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Andrew Dow (A. Dow) Owens, a man described as a “pillar” of the legal community in Pulaski and the New River Valley, died Wednesday. He was…

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com When Dublin artist Harriet Anderson started holding watercolor miniature classes at Radford Senior Center in 2010, most of her students had never even taken an art…

‘Taking charge of her life’

‘Taking charge of her life’

PCHS student Julie Guthrie is going places By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com She’s quiet, a bit shy at times, but has a heart and a determination to aim high and do…

Scope of schools study in the works

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com Renovate, rebuild or consolidate? These are the options Pulaski County School Board has been pondering concerning Dublin Elementary School, as well as Pulaski and Dublin middle…

Hunting for a higher cause

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Many people think of hunting as a sport or hobby, with many hunters using the venison they harvest from the mountains of Pulaski County and surrounding…