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Bond denied for meth lab suspect

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A woman whom prosecutors say was inside a Pulaski apartment that contained an active methamphetamine lab in June will have to stay in jail. Teresa…

Fire destroys Pulaski woman’s Harley

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A late-morning fire Friday destroyed a Pulaski woman’s uninsured Harley Davidson motorcycle and the trailer in which it was stored. Firefighters were dispatched to the…

VT farm hosting Agriculture Field Day

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Farmers can learn more about agriculture projects and research being conducted at Virginia Tech by attending the fifth annual New River Valley Agriculture Field Day.…

Ratcliffe museum still seeking volunteers

Special to The Southwest Times   The “welcoming committee” greeting visitors to the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum are volunteers giving of their time and talents to have the…

Tri-State Beef Conference offering new virtual tours

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WASHINGTON COUNTY – This year’s Tri-State Beef Cattle Conference will feature, for the first time, virtual tours of four outstanding beef cattle operations. The sixth…

SCC approves APCO acquisition of one power plant, denies another

RICHMOND –The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved the acquisition by Appalachian Power Company (APCO) of the remaining portion of the Amos electric generating plant that it did not…

Safe Haven issues appeal for volunteers

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Safe Haven Child Visitation Centers of the New River Valley needs you! Ellen Mitchell, Safe Haven director, said the agency is in “desperate” need of…

Council meets with Rush, Puckett over Route 99 study

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   About two thirds of Pulaski Town Council—Vice Mayor Joseph Goodman and Councilmen Greg East, Dave Clark and Jamie Radcliffe—along with Mayor Jeff Worrell and other…

NRCC to offer two new “fast-track” programs

Two new “fast-track” certificate programs will be offered at New River Community College beginning in August. One program will train students in electricity, the other will focus on medical office…

Assistant hired to run ‘The Ratcliffe’

Assistant hired to run ‘The Ratcliffe’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A former intern for Roanoke’s transportation museum has been hired to run the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum in Pulaski. William Travis Stilton of…