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Christiansburg Skate Park hosting Skate Competition

CHRISTIANSBURG – Skateboard enthusiasts, here is your chance to show your skills and possibly take home a prize in the process. Christiansburg Skate Park, 595 N. Franklin St., will host…

Community has chance to save a firefighter

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Whether we’re traveling local roads, relaxing at home or busy at work, a firefighter is just a phone call away if we encounter a life-threatening…

Radford University literary festival rescheduled

Radford University literary festival rescheduled

By LAURA ENDERSON laura@southwesttimes.com Radford University’s Fifth Annual Highlander Literary Festival scheduled for April 4 has been rescheduled for Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m in Heth 14 at Radford…

Parrott man killed in motorcycle crash

Parrott man killed in motorcycle crash

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 58-year-old Parrott man was killed Wednesday evening when he lost control of his motorcycle and ran off Highland Road. Capt. Jeff Saunders with Pulaski…

Police-involved shooting probed in Montgomery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   MONTGOMERY COUNTY – An attempt to serve felony drug warrants on a suspect turned deadly for the suspect in Montgomery County Wednesday when gunfire erupted.…

Council debates funding of senior center director salary

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The possibility of the senior center director’s salary being split-funded between two departments was one of the topics discussed at a Tuesday night work session…

Former DMS and Cougar football coach Dave Brown passes away

Former DMS and Cougar football coach Dave Brown passes away

By DAVID GRAVELY SWT Sports Editor In 1959 he arrived at Dublin Middle School, and in 1974 he became the first head football coach of the newly consolidated Pulaski County…

Consumer loses nearly $2K in ‘mystery shopper’ scam

ROANOKE – As she pushed the shopping cart through the crowded aisles of a Roanoke department store, she beamed with delight. After months of job searching an opportunity had finally…

Pawnshops require more ID from sellers

By DESTINY BRANDON Capital News Service RICHMOND – To curb the sale of stolen property, pawnshops soon will keep a photo of people who sell the stores items. And pawnbrokers…

Virginia’s new tax refund card hits bumps

RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia’s new tax refund card program is hitting a few bumps in its first year. Virginians have two options to get their state refunds because paper checks…