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Defendant says pain caused her addiction

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com “I didn’t ask for this,” a tearful Bland woman said of an opiate addiction she blames for destroying her life and returning her to Pulaski County…

Bear sightings should decrease soon

By Brooke J. Wood brooke@southwesttimes.com A rise in bear sightings around the New River Valley has put some people on edge, although the reason they’re out in larger numbers than…

Police turn to cell phone for robbery clues

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Pulaski County authorities hope information contained in a cell phone will be beneficial in the investigation of a June 5 robbery in Fairlawn. According to a…

Remembering those who died

Remembering those who died

Melinda Williams/SWT Citizens light candles in memory of the lives lost in mass shootings in Orlando, Fla., and other communities during a candlelight vigil in Jackson Park in Pulaski Tuesday…

Model T’s photo gallery

Model T’s photo gallery

Claytor Lake Festival photo gallery

Claytor Lake Festival photo gallery

Elvis has (not) left the park

Elvis has (not) left the park

By Brooke J. Wood brooke@southwesttimes.com Elvis tribute artist and Yankees fan Ryan Pelton returns Friday for an exclusive – and free – performance at Pulaski’s Jackson Park. “I’m excited to…

First-timers sell creations at festival

First-timers sell creations at festival

By Brooke J. Wood brooke@southwesttimes.com A handful of first-timers were among artisans and artists exhibiting their creations Saturday during the 19th annual Claytor Lake Festival. Novice festival participant Dilyn Woodring…

I’m your American flag

By James Burns Special to the SWT I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often, I’m honored. I’m your American flag. With 13 stars for colonies clamoring…

‘Vigil of Hope’ set at Jackson Park tonight

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  An impromptu “Vigil of Hope: Remembering Lives Taken By Violence” will be held in Jackson Park tonight in response to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, as…