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Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The…

Motorcycle ministry honors area veterans

Motorcycle ministry honors area veterans

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When motorcycles rolled through Washington, D.C. for this year’s Rolling Thunder event, two members of Faith Ryders Motorcycle Ministry joined in, flying 12 flags…

District Democrats call mass meeting

Will nominate candidate to replace resigned 38th District Sen. Phillip Puckett   By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Unless only one candidate files to seek the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s 38th…

Museum group holding drawing for golf club

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   To help boost proceeds for “The Ratcliffe” transportation museum in Pulaski, a TaylorMade golf club will be given away Friday during the annual golf tournament…

Summer camp preps students for SAT test

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   New River Community College is offering a unique camp this summer that will help students prepare for taking the college admission, SAT, test. The camp…

Radford Theatre looks to future changes after one year of business

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   One year has passed since the downtown Radford Theatre reopened its doors to premiere its changes under new ownership. Last year, it seemed the show…

Friends of Peak Creek announces cleanup date for Saturday

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@souhwesttimes.com   Friends of Peak Creek’s (FOPC) next cleanup event is set for this Saturday, June 21. This weekend’s cleanup will focus on the portion of Peak…

McAuliffe appoints Sarver to board

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Isaac J. Sarver of Dublin was appointed Friday to serve on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Board of Conservation and Recreation (BCR). A 2006 graduate of Pulaski…

The Blues Brothers are coming to Pulaski

By JENNIFER WADE Jennifer@southwesttimes.com   The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley is announcing a summertime variety show, “The Blues Brothers” at Calfee Park on Tuesday July 15.…

Child sexual battery uncontested

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Dublin man will serve almost a sixth of a 12-year prison sentence after pleading no contest Friday to sexually battering a five-year-old child in April…