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Volvo unveiling industry-first truck today

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks is joining with the California governor’s office and another company this morning to unveil an “industry-first” heavy-duty truck that uses…

Calfee hosting VHSL semi-finals Friday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Historic Calfee Park in southeast Pulaski will host two Virginia High School League AA semi-final championship baseball games Friday. The games should prove to be…

Ride helps with boy’s funeral expenses

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A benefit ride will be held Saturday to help raise money to pay funeral expenses for Darin Conner, a six-year-old boy who died in an…

YMCA volunteer likes to make a splash

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Dot Sowers has been a member of Pulaski County’s Hensel Eckman YMCA water aerobics class since 1983, joining after the loss of her beloved best…

Former professor guilty of obstructing justice

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   RADFORD – A former Radford University criminal justice professor was sentenced to 24 months in jail Wednesday after being convicted of obstructing justice and resisting…

At 87, Kelso’s still helping others

Marian Kelso, an 87-year-old resident of Warm Hearth Village in Blacksburg, recently was presented with LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery’s Volunteer of the Year award for extraordinary dedication and untiring service. Kelso started…

Laura Beth helps keep SO Fresh in clover

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “To my knowledge there is no other group in southwest Virginia who is doing this. Support local food. It’s good for our economy and it’s…

Golf tournament seeks sponsors

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The second Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum Benefit Golf Tournament is looking for sponsors. The tournament will be held on Friday, June 21 at…

Pulaski planning volunteer town cleanup Saturday

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   In order to prepare for this weekend’s Classic Car Cruise-In and several upcoming events in Pulaski’s downtown area and parks, the town is organizing a…

Pulaski hosting first Cruise-In of the season Saturday

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   The first Classic Car Cruise-In of the 2013 season will be held on Main Street, downtown Pulaski, Saturday, June 8. The Cruise-In will feature hundreds…