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Today is the birthday of one of the most honored persons in American history

By Lynn Adams editor@southwesttimes.com Quick, whose birthday is Monday? If you said Michelangelo or Ed McMahon or even Shaquille O’Neal, I want you on my team when it’s time to…

‘Extreme Appalachia’ conference set for Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG – As many as 1,200 people will visit Blacksburg Thursday through Sunday as Virginia Tech hosts “Extreme Appalachia,” the 40th annual Appalachian Studies Conference. “By ‘extreme’ we mean the…

YEA students receive legal advice

Students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) in Pulaski County hear from multiple business professionals throughout the 30-week course. The national program, offered locally by the Pulaski County Chamber of…

Winners of Winter Photo Contest named

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Four winners and one honorable mention have been named in Pulaski County Library System’s Winter Photo Contest. Jena Hardy, youth services librarian, said 18 entries were…

Bookseller sends new books to Critzer

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Students at Critzer Elementary were each given a brand new book Friday, courtesy of an Atlanta woman who closed her bookstore and sent $6,000 worth…

Free lessons will introduce participants to square dance

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The New River Squares are hosting a March open house with free dance lessons to introduce the interested and curious to western square dancing. “Square…

County firefighters petition for fire marshal

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com No one died in a 2014 fire at the Super 8 motel in Dublin, but considering it occurred after 11 p.m. and that the fire…

Sheriff’s deputy, Dublin SRO gets pep rally send-off for marathon

By Tom Dindinger Special to the SWT Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Perry Hodge is someone who has always been enthusiastic about health and physical fitness. That enthusiasm is at…

Conference offers caregivers support, resources

Family caregivers will once again have an opportunity to meet other caregivers and learn about available resources when New River Valley Agency on Aging holds its eighth annual Caregiver Conference…

Sex offender facing additional time in prison

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A Pulaski man imprisoned in 2008 for raping a minor may be headed back to prison for a while longer. A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge…