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Inmate phones searched in fraud probe

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  The cell phones of three New York men arrested during an April traffic stop are at the center of an investigation into the potential use of…

‘American Pickers’ return to film in Virginia

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are returning to Virginia. They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region in May. “American Pickers” is…

Council weighs Pulaski tax increase vs. cuts

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Raise taxes or impose stringent budget cuts? That was the main question batted around by Pulaski Town Council during a public hearing this week. Although…

New principal named for Critzer

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com With the pending retirement of Critzer Elementary School’s current principal, Pulaski County Public Schools this week announced that Amy E. Williams will assume the position…

Critzer Elementary collects supplies for seniors drive

Critzer Elementary’s participation in the Supplies for Seniors Drive in April resulted in donations of more than 365 items, and Ms. Davis had the winning class with 87 items. The…

Juried fine arts show seeking entries

RADFORD – Artwork from all media is being sought for a juried exhibition showcasing the best art in Southwest Virginia. The Radford Fine Arts Show, sponsored by Radford University and…

Jefferson Yarns closed, but ‘not dead yet’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  The president of one of Pulaski’s last textile industries confirmed Tuesday the plant has shut down, but he isn’t ready to drive a nail in the…

Radford University geology department donates maps to local Scout reservation

RADFORD – As a community service project, a team of Radford University Department of Geology faculty and students has been mapping the geology of the 14,000-acre Blue Ridge Scout Reservation…

Arrests made in alleged gambling operation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  HILLSVILLE — Two North Carolina women are being held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail on charges they were running an illegal gambling…

PCHS spring concert features choirs

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The Pulaski County High School choral department presents its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday. The show at PCHS’ Little Theatre features about 60…