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1924 fire devastates Newbern

The worst fire to hit the village of Newbern came on Dec. 4, 1924. The Southwest Times on the next day carried the following headline, “Big blaze at Newbern destroys…

Times of our Lives

When we think of the times of our lives, I think they can be classified as good times, bad times, and not very good ones. To me good times of…

Newbern plagued by fires

In the 1890s, after losing its prestigious position as the seat of Pulaski County, the village of Newbern reached a low point like it had not known before. Since the…

Dunkards were peace loving

The Dunkards were a peace-loving group of people, and after a few close calls with Indians, they soon decided that this was not the place for them. Most of those…

Tunkers, Dunkers and…

The first settlement in the area that later became Pulaski County was a religious group, known as “Tunkers.” This group got it’s start in Germany in the year 1708, when…

A Time to be Thankful

Today I am going over things in my life that I have to be thankful for, and they are many. First, I am thankful for my family. This takes in…

Dunkard Bottom

On the very night that Mary Draper Ingles returned to her home at Draper’s Meadows(now a part of the Virginia Tech Campus), after escaping from her Shawnee Indian captors, her…

Americans are survivors

Ever since America became a nation there have been ups and downs in the economy. That’s the way it works for any government. Here lately America has been going through…

Tribute to a good American

Well, the mid-term elections are over all across America. There were some surprises, mine being the landslide victory of Morgan Griffith over hard working incumbent Rick Boucher. I guess I…

Bearded or beardless?

Back some years ago I was playing a part in the outdoor drama in Radford that required that I wear a beard. This soon became a problem when I had…