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School Board discusses OWPR follow up recs

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   On Thursday night the Pulaski County School Board looked at follow up recommendations from the OWPR architecture and engineering firm’s study, presented by Superintendant Dr.…

Red Cross expresses ‘critical need’ for blood

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   In July, the Red Cross issued an emergency appeal for blood donors and the need is still very critical. According to Sandy Myers of the…

NRV Red Cross announces board members

New River Valley Chapter of American Red Cross has named a new board of directors for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Board members are: Chairman Steve Davis, Virginia Department of Health;…

No place to call home: Assisting those on the brink of homelessness

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Pastor Desmond Barrett of New Life Church of the Nazarene in Pulaski, along with member Ann Waller, shared information on services they provide and partnerships…

Plea entered in involuntary manslaughter case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Max Meadows man pleaded no contest in Pulaski County Circuit Court Friday to a charge of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a single-vehicle wreck that…

EPA: sewage not pollutant, contaminant

EPA: sewage not pollutant, contaminant

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Dublin officials weren’t surprised by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest refusal to pay for its damaging of a town sewer line, but it was…

Shooting victims identified

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski and Christiansburg police departments have identified the three people killed in separate, but related, shootings in both jurisdictions Friday. Pulaski police say the 7 p.m.…

Three dead in related shootings

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Three people are dead as the result of separate shootings in Pulaski and Christiansburg, which police say are related. According to Christiansburg Police Department, authorities found…

Local man to run Boston half marathon

Local man to run Boston half marathon

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Radford resident Jonathan Peacock, manager of Sharkey’s Wing & Rib Joint, is planning to run the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) Half Marathon in Boston, Wednesday, Oct.…

Rush family fights breast cancer

CHRISTIANSBURG—Delegate Nick Rush and his wife, Jennifer, announce their annual fundraising initiative to support breast cancer research in memory of Jennifer’s mother, Gaye Yonce Whitaker, who lost her hard-fought battle…