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Jones family warming kids with free coats

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Brothers Tom and Jack Jones warm many hearts each Christmas by giving bikes and food baskets to the area’s needy children and families. But this…

Clogged chimneys keep firemen busy

Clogged chimneys keep firemen busy

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When it comes time to heat homes, chimneys and flues are the leading factor contributing to fires. For Pulaski Fire Marshal Todd Garwood, that’s becoming…

James Hardie celebrates anniversary, revitalizes the Pulaski community

James Hardie celebrates anniversary,  revitalizes the Pulaski community

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Since James Hardie started up their plant in Pulaski during the 2005-2006 fiscal year, the company has made a priority of using both their labor…

Critzer and PES make a splash at the Y

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   After talk from YMCA Executive Director Allison Hunter of creating free swim classes for some of Pulaski schools’ elementary students, the organization has come through.…

Dr. Mancusi to appear at New Life Church of the Nazarene

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Mark your calendars for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 when Dr. Mancusi, who has spoken in the White House six times, will tell some of…

Dealership making a change in the community

Dealership making a change in the community

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Direct Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Wytheville has been doing its share to help the community by way of fundraising events held every week, notably their Cars…

Radford Christmas Parade rescheduled

Due to weather forecasts, the City of Radford Christmas Parade is being rescheduled to Sunday, Dec. 15, for the safety of parade participants and spectators. Line-up will still take place…

The teller and the tales (for sale)

The teller and the tales (for sale)

Shannon Watkins/SWT Regional writer Joe Tennis of the Bristol Herald Courier smiles and chats with fans and Christmas shoppers as he autographs his books at the Christiansburg Barnes & Noble…

Public should arrive early for wreath laying

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The public is urged to arrive early for Saturday’s holiday Wreath Laying Program at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery. Extra parking will be available at the…

IDA proposing ‘resort-style development’

IDA proposing ‘resort-style development’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Board of Supervisors will consider a rezone request Monday night that, if approved, would allow a “resort-style development” bordering Heron’s Landing, Pete Dye…