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Part XI: The Battle of Cloyd’s Farm

 The following is Part XI in a series of articles written in 1993 and published in this “Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews” section of The Southwest Times.  The series, entitled…

A stirring rendition

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   So you dragged home through yet MORE snow (and I’m out of jokes about the weather, sorry; I’m out of patience with it as well…

Meanwhile, back at the ranch …

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   I love Mexican food. I love it at Taco Bell (fakest of the fake), I love it at sit-down Mexican restaurants that start you off…

Remembrance of times pork

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   After living in the New River Valley for several years after college, I rolled snake eyes on employment and had to move back home to…

AMVETS keep on giving

Dear Editor, I recently had the opportunity to visit the AMVETS organization in Pulaski. I was invited by one of the members to play Bingo, and that was the magic…

Jobs Outlook in Virginia

By JAMES PEELE Special to The SWT In February, Gov. McAuliffe announced at a press conference on the Eastern Shore that Skanska owned Bayshore Products was expanding the work force…

Mushrooming interests

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Yet again, the weather keeps playing footsie with us; one minute it’s Clearly Almost Spring, and the next it’s Just Kidding, Still Winter. Even the polar…

Duncan thanks county

Dear editor, My name is Autumn Duncan. I have worked at Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for almost 12 years. On Oct. 27, 2013, I was on my way home from…

Dances with bellies

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   I miss the ’90s (which feel like they happened only 10 years ago, max) for several reasons. One of them is youth, although if I…

New American thighs

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Ideals, a glossy-cover magazine that didn’t particularly look like a magazine, stuffed with winsome paintings of pristine woods and rustic farms and cozy country churches,…