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TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND I-81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO CLOSE DUE TO UNSTABLE SLOPE

SALEM – Beginning at 4:30 p.m. today, both lanes of southbound Interstate 81 in Montgomery County near Blacksburg will close starting at mile marker 132 due to an unstable slope.…

SERCAP Announces Employment Advancement program for TANF participants

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP) is excited to announce a new employment advancement program for TANF participants in Virginia. Through a grant by the Virginia Department of Social…

Food safety training course certifies 62

Submitted by Sarah D. Burkett Senior Extension Agent   On Aug. 19, a six-hour Serve Safe Food Safety Training was taught at Pulaski County High School for school foodservice employees…

State Parks online store closing

Virginia State Parks will close its eight-year-old online store Friday, Aug. 23, due to the increased cost of maintaining the site. According to Ann Henderson, VSP merchandising manager, “the relatively…

Fourth Annual Pink Hat Classic remembers Kimberly Jones

Fourth Annual Pink Hat Classic remembers Kimberly Jones

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Saturday, Aug. 17 marked the 4th annual Pink Hat Classic memorial team roping in honor and remembrance of Kimberly Jones at Mad Cow Arena, Dublin.…

Claytor Lake Triathlon approaching

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Tri-Adventure Sports will hold its 3rd annual Claytor Lake Triathlon at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14 2013. This year, The Friends…

Unidentified animal seen on trail cam

Unidentified animal seen on trail cam

Submitted by Roger Williams Special to the SWT   Can you help identify this animal from the picture shown here? It is unclear if this is an unverified picture of…

No place to call home: Reaching out and challenging kids

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Local Youth Pastor Joe Blankenship runs a program in our community which is reaching youth throughout the area and providing them with a safe and…

Warner stops in Draper for coffee and questions

Warner stops in Draper for coffee and questions

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “Let me be clear: I’m your senator, not your Democrat senator.” While spoken part way through answering an audience member’s question, these words encompassed an…

SRO funding denied by council

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s Pulaski Town Council meeting, council debated the possibility of helping fund School Resource Officers (SROs) for the county schools. The topic was…