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Pulaski among 10 small towns in Virginia that offer nothing but peace and quiet

Pulaski among 10 small towns in Virginia that offer nothing but peace and quiet

By Lynn Adams editor@southwesttimes.com Peace and quiet. For some – primarily teenagers in a hurry to leave the humdrum of their childhood in search of excitement in the big city…

NRCA looking to beef up food pantry, funding

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Like many emergency assistance organizations, New River Community Action (NRCA) has seen a decline in contributions over the years and an increase in need for services.…

2 semis collide on I-81

2 semis collide on I-81

Two tractor-trailers collided in the southbound lanes of I-81 at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday, according to reports from the Virginia State Police The crash was at the 53 mile marker in…

Radford club takes RIF to Riverlawn

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The Woman’s Club of Radford (WRC) is holding its first Reading is Fundamental (RIF) book distribution at Riverlawn Elementary School on Monday. The club has…

Book reprint benefits The Ratcliffe museum

Book reprint benefits The Ratcliffe museum

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If you weren’t able to get a copy of Jay Turner’s book “Fading Memories of Pulaski County” when he released it a few years ago, you’ll…

School board meeting to include position changes

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Dr. Kevin Siers, appointed last month as superintendent for Pulaski County Public Schools, will attend his first regular monthly school board meeting tonight in his…

15 years after Sept. 11: How the unity we forged broke apart

15 years after Sept. 11: How the unity we forged broke apart

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. After Sept. 11, signs of…

Everything old becoming new again at Dalton

Everything old becoming new again at Dalton

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Over the years, the pre-Depression-era Dalton building on Washington Avenue in Pulaski has been subjected to the trends of time — drop ceilings hiding ornately carved…

Council caps accrued sick leave at $10,000

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Pulaski’s town council has voted to increase the maximum amount that may be paid out in accrued sick leave to employees after their employment ends.…

Defendant says father exposed him to drugs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A Radford man says his first exposure to drugs came at the age of 12 when his father taught him the ins and outs of the…