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Daylight saving is nothing new

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   What do Ben Franklin, a New Zealand entomologist named George Vernon Hudson, British builder William Willett and World War I Germany have in common? They’re…

VDOT seeking input on future road, rail, transit projects

ROANOKE – Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold a public hearing this evening (Wednesday, Oct. 30) on projects in the current Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), in addition to taking comments…

Fitness programs and healthy dining make Virginia Tech the fittest campus in America

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech has landed the top spot in The Active Times list of 50 Fittest Colleges in America 2013.  The recently published rankings are based on fitness, health,…

RU student investment group hits $1 million portfolio value

Radford University’s Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization (SMIPO) has completed its “march to a million.”  The student organization, which manages funds for the Radford University Foundation, saw its hard work…

Dispatcher seriously injured in wreck

Dispatcher seriously injured in wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher is in good condition in a Roanoke hospital after being ejected from her vehicle during a Sunday night wreck.…

Suspect killed in shootout with police

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   GILES COUNTY – A 32-year-old Narrows man suspected of involvement in a Friday robbery and shooting in Giles County was killed Saturday in an alleged…

Welcoming new town manager Shawn Utt

Welcoming new town manager Shawn Utt

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “The challenge. The newness,” says Pulaski’s new town manager, Shawn Utt, of what drew him to his new role. “Not knowing what’s going to happen…

Rx take-back nets 133.4 pounds of drugs

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Lee Spiegel of Pulaski County Partners Coalition described Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Pulaski as “probably our second-biggest.” The event resulted in the…

Suspended sentence revoked for repeat absconder

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski woman whom prosecutors allege has spent more time absconding than reporting to her probation officer, was sent to jail Friday to serve two…

Use caution when driving to avoid deer

By SCOTT McELFRESH Virginia Cooperative Extension   As days get shorter and Daylight Saving Time draws to an end, the number of motorists driving in the dark greatly increases. This…