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Summer readers log about 100,000 hours

Participants in Pulaski County Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program logged around 100,000 hours of reading throughout the summer. This is the first year participants in the program, which ended…

‘Warner on Your Corner’ rep comes to Radford

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “I’m not a policy person,” said Lou Kadiri, constituent services director for Senator Mark Warner’s Roanoke office. “If I was, I’d be in D.C.” Kadiri…

New tools help families avoid caregiver distress

Nearly a third of New River Valley adults are family caregivers at risk of physical and emotional maladies resulting from caregiver distress. As a result, Home Instead Senior Care, which…

Several events planned in town this weekend

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   The Town of Pulaski and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) for the New River Valley’s Jackson Park Concert Series continues Friday, Aug. 9. The Southern…

Christiansburg man charged with rape

Christiansburg man charged with rape

CHRISTIANSBURG – A Christiansburg man was arrested Monday after allegedly raping a woman in Christiansburg early Sunday morning. Christopher McKinsley Dobbins II, 21, is charged with one count of rape.…

NRV Hazardous Waste Collection Day

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Residents served by the New River Resource Authority are invited to participate in the region’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event on Saturday, Aug. 10 from…

Gospel group ‘Chosen’ coming to A-Z Family Center

Gospel group ‘Chosen’ coming to A-Z Family Center

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   The gospel group Chosen will be performing at the A-Z Family Center this Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10, along with other gospel artists…

Pepper’s Ferry has ‘sound’ financial year

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   With income nearing $800,000 during the 2012-13 fiscal year, Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority had “another sound year financially,” according to Executive Director Clarke…

Grant will help reduce stray cat population

Grant will help reduce stray cat population

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A grant Pulaski County Humane Society received from PetSmart Charities Inc. will help reduce the local stray cat population by funding the Society’s Trap-Neuter-Release (T-N-R)…

Authorities seeking missing teen

Authorities seeking missing teen

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   NELSON COUNTY – Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a Nelson County teenager, who went missing Saturday. Alexis Tiara Murphy, 17, was last…