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Candle maker opening first U.S. plant here

Candle maker opening first U.S. plant here

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Being from a country with a Catholic heritage, Friedrich Rather says he looked for a sign from God that Pulaski County was the right location…

Master Gardener Association taking grant applications

Master Gardener Association taking grant applications

The NRV Master Gardener Association is now accepting grant applications for Spring 2014 gardening projects.  Grants will be awarded based on merit to any educational, care-giving, or community-based organization seeking…

Local woman to be featured in HBO show

Local woman to be featured in HBO show

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Local woman Natalee Roseberry will be featured in a small role in the season finale of the HBO comedy show, “Eastbound and Down.” Roseberry said…

Wytheville festival rescheduled

The weather forecast for Saturday has made it necessary to reschedule the Downtown Wytheville Festival scheduled for Saturday. The festival will now be held Saturday, Sept. 28.…

RU sets enrollment records

Radford University’s fall 2013 enrollment has set a school record of 9,928 students. RU’s fall 2013 enrollment includes 8,913 undergraduate and 1,015 graduate full-time and part-time students. This year’s undergraduate…

Challenge to increase teen and youth seat belt use kicks off in Virginia

ROANOKE—A statewide campaign among high schools and middle schools to increase seat belt usage rates among teens and youth will kick off in Virginia Sept. 16. The three-week challenge, “Save…

Local screenwriter’s movie plays at Radford Theatre

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski actor, novelist and screenwriter Rusty Whitener’s new film, “A Season of Miracles,” will play at the Radford Theatre Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. and…

Council allows IRF grant request for Dalton building

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Economic Developer John White came before council to request permission for an Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) grant. The grant is…

Funds needed for scholarship; president/wife pledge match

Funds needed for scholarship; president/wife pledge match

Through generous gifts to the New River Community College Educational Foundation, two scholarships will forever honor a Christiansburg couple known for decades of community building. When Dominion Virginia Power and…

Embezzlement charge under advisement

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A felony embezzlement charge against a Pulaski man has been taken under advisement and will be reduced to a misdemeanor in a year if he…