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Keep fireworks displays safe, legal

By TODD GARWOOD Pulaski Fire Marshal   Fourth of July firework displays will light up the skies this week but at what cost? The Pulaski Fire Marshal’s Office wants to…

NRCC to offer Certified Medical Office Manager training

The healthcare field is one that requires constant training. The Office of Workforce Development at New River Community College is responding to that need by offering Certified Medical Office Manager…

‘Patton’ cancelled due to licensing issue

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The increasingly popular First Friday classic movie night at Pulaski Theatre will have to be canceled this month due to a licensing issue with the…

NRV Fair seeking nominees for 2013 Farmer of the Year

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   County fairs have their roots in agriculture, so in keeping with that heritage, New River Valley Fair will recognize a “Farmer of the Year” at…

Local man seeks help for lung transplant

Local man seeks help for lung transplant

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Donald Ratcliffe sits calmly with a smile on his face underneath his baseball cap. The wrinkles around his eyes and the rough texture of his…

Court finds Cheek should receive enhanced sentence

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – A federal judge has determined former pain doctor Linda Sue Cheek should be given an enhanced sentence for using another doctor to illegally…

Projects added to county road plan

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com For the first time in years, Pulaski County was able to add projects to its Six-Year Secondary Road Improvement Plan (SYIP) for 2014-19. David Clarke, residency…

Historic homes highlighted in 2013

Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared this to be the Year of the Historic Home for Virginia as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the Governor’s Mansion. To participate in…

Alzheimer’s Walk set for September

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Jack Spradlin, Chairman of the Southwest Virginia Alzheimer’s walk, invites you to come out and participate in the Royal Arch Grand Chapter of Mason’s Southwest…

FOCL: All Lake Cleanup a success

FOCL: All Lake Cleanup a success

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Friends of Claytor Lake (FOCL) reports that its annual All Lake Cleanup Day was a success, and an estimated more than 10 tons of trash…