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Dublin pushing for road repairs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Town of Dublin officials want to know what they have to do to get Virginia Department of Transportation to address repairs to town roads. “In the…

Claytor Lake attendance up in 2011

 By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Attendance rose by nearly 20,000 people at Claytor Lake State Park in 2011, boosting the area economy by over $8 million, according to Virginia State Parks…

Kids celebrate King with service

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com More than three-dozen Pulaski Middle School students gave up their holiday Monday to perform community service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The 37…

Pratts runners-up for national award

STAFF REPORT HONOLULU, Hawaii – Jason and Paige Pratt of Smyth County were named runners-up for the 2012 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award.…

Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Fairlawn Food Lion to close

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The Food Lion store in Fairlawn is among 113 of the grocery stores to be closed during the first quarter of 2012, chain owner Delhaize Group…

PAT increase ok’d, fees to be reviewed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Town Council approved a $4,500 increase in its share of the Pulaski Area Transit budget for Fiscal Year 2013, but requested to review fees being…

VDOT asked to expedite bridge

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Virginia Department of Transportation is being asked to expedite replacement of a Pond Lick Hollow Road bridge that is leaving residents with inadequate fire protection and…

NRCC to hold jamboree this weekend

Upland Express and the Buck Mountain Band will be the featured performers when New River Community College holds its Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree Saturday, Jan. 14. The event…

Pulaski targeting fire lane violations

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If you have a habit of parking in fire lanes, even for a minute, you may find yourself paying a hefty fine. Pulaski Fire Marshal Todd…