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Failure to return from funeral costs inmate

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   An inmate who failed to report back to jail after being temporarily released for her father’s funeral will be serving over five years in prison…

Stadium Woods: saved

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   After months of debate and negotiation, Virginia Tech’s Stadium Woods, an approximately dozen-acre stand of old-growth trees, has been spared. The Tech Athletics Department had…

NRV Agency on Aging planning fundraising event

The New River Valley Agency on Aging is planning its second annual fundraising event Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. The theme for this year’s event is “Healthy Aging…

Friends pay tribute to young life lost

Friends pay tribute to young life lost

Twenty-seven-year-old Ashley Nicole Bowers, of Dublin, fought a three year battle with leukemia before it ended Sept. 5, 2013. She was a 2004 graduate of Pulaski County High School, and…

School board sees presentation on 3D printer, medieval weapon

School board sees presentation on 3D printer, medieval weapon

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Many come to Pulaski County school board meetings for updates on the school system; few come to witness a medieval siege engine display. Those who…

Conviction may halt pizza deliveryman

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A pizza deliveryman, who said a reckless driving conviction would cause him to lose the job, was unsuccessful in convincing a Pulaski County judge for…

Remembering a local hero

Remembering a local hero

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   The opening words of his obituary read, “old soldiers never die, they just fade away,” but George Albright’s memory lives on in the hearts of…

Ex nursing home owners given warning

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A couple convicted in 2003 of stealing money from patients at the defunct New River Assisted Living Facility in Draper were given a warning Thursday…

Alpaca event in Draper open to public

New River Valley Alpacas of Draper is hosting a National Alpaca Farm Day event his Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. The event will include a demonstration of spinning yarn…

Fall festivals on the horizon

Summer is fading fast and now we look forward to the best of the coming season: cool, crisp weather, holiday preparations and fall festivals. Some of the upcoming area events…