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Radford sex offender arrested after walking into elementary school

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   A registered violent sex offender walked right into a secure-entry doorway of McHarg Elementary in Radford Thursday morning. Two school resource officers arrested Henry Alexander…

Healing after tragedy

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Kyle Mullins, the 14-year-old boyfriend of the recently deceased Ginger Simpkins of Snowville, sat down with his mother, Elizabeth McNeil, to recall and share some of…

Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder to take the stage at Pulaski Music Festival

Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder to take the stage at Pulaski Music Festival

Adam McPeak and the Mountain Thunder Band will be among the many groups to grace the stage at this year’s Pulaski Music Festival on Saturday, May 17 at Historic Calfee…

Wilderness Road Museum hosting Genealogy Workshop May 17

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Those interested in learning how to trace their heritage should set aside time to visit Wilderness Road Regional Museum in Newbern Saturday, May 17. The…

Bond denied for baby Cory’s mother

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Although family members say she is “about at her breaking point” being under 23-hour lockdown at New River Valley Regional Jail, bond was denied Thursday…

Waterline break causes ‘sinkhole’ in road

Waterline break causes ‘sinkhole’ in road

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski motorists had to detour around a section of South Washington Avenue Thursday afternoon while crews repaired a waterline break that caused a “sinkhole” to form…

Council moves to authorize Joint Dispatch Agreement

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   After nearly a year of consideration, the Pulaski Town Council made a decision to authorize the recently finalized Joint Dispatch Agreement, giving Mayor Jeff Worrell…

Police ID man killed in motorcycle wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The man killed in Wednesday’s crash between a motorcycle and SUV has been identified as 71-year-old James Edward Umberger of Pulaski. Pulaski Police Capt. Anthony…

Safe Haven declares Supervised Visitation Awareness Month

Safe Haven declares Supervised Visitation Awareness Month

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Safe Haven Child Visitation Centers of the New River Valley, along with the International Supervised Visitation Network (SVN) have declared May as National Supervised Visitation Awareness…

Fan motor smokes up DMS auditorium

Fan motor smokes up DMS auditorium

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Smoke from a fan motor filled the Dublin Middle School auditorium with smoke early this morning, but the incident didn’t impact the school day. Dublin…