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Long-time fugitive’s burglary charges dropped

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A North Carolina man being sought in connection with two residential burglaries in Draper in 2006 was arrested in March, but he won’t have to…

Lucy Lynn’s postpones grand opening for festival

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Tammy Lytton of Lucy Lynn’s Li’l Touch of Home says she’ll be holding off her new store’s grand opening until next weekend. Lytton says her…

Forest Service announces fee waiver for National Get Outdoors Day

ROANOKE–The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a fee-free day on June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active, outdoor…

Claytor Lake Festival this Saturday

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The annual Claytor Lake Festival is set for Saturday, June 8 at Claytor Lake State Park. This will be the festival’s 16th year. The festival…

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…