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‘Hams’ to display emergency skills

When it comes to emergency situations they’re often the only link with the “outside world.” That’s why “radio hams” from throughout the New River Valley will join with thousands of…

Pulaski issuing more grass, weed citations

It’s early in the summer, but the Town of Pulaski has already issued almost as many warnings for weed and grass ordinance violations as it issued the whole summer last…

9,000 visit lake festival

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It may have rained much of the day, but it apparently didn’t dampen the spirits of those interested in attending last Saturday’s 13th Annual Claytor Lake…

Area police warn of mailing scam

Pulaski Police Department is warning citizens to be cautious about cashing prize checks received in the mail due to a scam that has been reported. According to Police Chief Gary…

Third suspect charged in Radford shooting

RADFORD – A third suspect has been arrested in connection with an April 13 shooting that left the victim with minor injuries. According to Lt. R. A. Wilburn with Radford…

Becker takes helm July 1

For most of his adult life he has worked in the public school system, but Bob Becker says the 15 years he spent at a management firm gave him the…

‘Elvis’ tribute artist gets Pulaski rockin’

Elvis tribute artist Ryan Pelton rode into town on a fire truck Friday night amid the applause of a large crowd in Jackson Park. Pelton, a Nashville based musician, took…

Deal with YMCA will help Pulaski residents keep fit

Under an agreement approved Tuesday night, Town of Pulaski residents will have free use of certain facilities at the Hensel Eckman YMCA on Sunday afternoons this summer in exchange for…

Business incubator gains financing

Six months ago the future of the New River Valley Competitiveness Center business incubator was looking bleak. New River Development Corporation, the center’s parent company, had a balloon payment coming…

Lake festival survived, despite weather

The 37th Annual Claytor Lake Festival was held Saturday and managed to draw large crowds throughout the day despite intermittent heavy downpours. Vendors came prepared for the rain with tents…