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Pulaski moves to switch fire dispatch to sheriff’s office

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The Pulaski Town Council meeting began Tuesday night with two presentations, one by PCPC and a presentation about the Christmas Store project, and then the Pulaski…

Official looking notice not from the government

ROANOKE–The tear-off letter looked official, it even had a governmental sounding name- National Processing Center. The return address was even on the very same street as the White House, Pennsylvania…

Radford celebrates fifth annual literary festival with noted authors

Radford celebrates fifth annual literary festival with noted authors

By LAURA ENDERSON laura@southwesttimes.com Radford University is featuring three well-known authors at this year’s Fifth Annual Highlander Literary Festival on Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in McGuffey Auditorium. “This…

VDOT urges Martinsville race fans to obey signs

MARTINSVILLE – Virginia Department of Transportation encourages motorists attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday to follow recommended traffic patterns posted on signs and message boards to…

Champion of students with disabilities retires

Champion of students with disabilities retires

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC public relations   For the past 33 years, if New River Community College students struggled with a disability that made their academic work a challenge, the…

Hillbilly Opry to become Crooked Road affiliate

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com On Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m., The Hillbilly Opry in Dublin will be presented with a banner acknowledging its recent inclusion as a Crooked Road…

Work on veteran’s home nearing completion

Work on veteran’s home nearing completion

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com After four months of work on a home for a wounded vet and his family who recently relocated to our area, a lead contractor indicates the…

Radford man charged in child sex crimes

Radford man charged in child sex crimes

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Radford City Police Tuesday arrested a 61-year-old Radford man and charged him with multiple counts of sex crimes involving a minor. Police arrested Larry William Whited…

Cuts to health, human services proposed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Faced with making “tough” budget decisions, a Pulaski County supervisor is proposing reducing or eliminating funding to three health and human services organizations during the 2013-14…

Drug incidents continue at Budget Inn

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   In what police said was the third incident in seven days, a Pulaski man allegedly was found to be in possession of drugs at Budget…