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Doors open at Idyllbrook for museum benefit

Doors open at Idyllbrook for museum benefit

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Sunday, a benefit for the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum took place at the newly restored Idyllbrook Mansion, home of David and Judy…

Friday night lights at Claytor Lake

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com After stuffing oneself silly on Thanksgiving, then hunting relentlessly for bargains on Black Friday, why not take a hike under a full moon at…

Chamber, 4-H host Reality Day

Chamber, 4-H host Reality Day

By DAVID GRAVELY editor@southwesttimes.com Central Gym in Pulaski was full of busy middle school students Monday as they went from station to station in an attempt to make…

Scouts clean up overlook

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com While many of you were sleeping in, Boy scout Troop 249 took advantage of Saturday’s good weather by heading up to the Draper Mountain…

Vehicle accident results in DUI arrest

BY DAVID GRAVELY editor@southwesttimes.com RADFORD – A single vehicle accident Sunday evening resulted in first responders being dispatched Sunday and portions of the city losing power. At approximately…

Pulaski County is … celebrating prosperity

Pulaski County is … celebrating prosperity

By DAVID GRAVELY editor@southwesttimes.com Cold weather, slick roads and morning ice were not enough to cause a problem as the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 66th…

Inclement weather slightly slows school construction

Inclement weather slightly slows school construction

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Progress continues on the new Pulaski County Middle School in spite of several days of wet weather which slowed progress on grading work at…


The Town of Pulaski began putting up their Christmas wreaths around town Monday in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. Is it too early for Christmas?

  • a. I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to start thinking about Christmas. (75%, 59 Votes)
  • b. I don’t usually put my tree up until about two weeks before Christmas. (23%, 18 Votes)
  • c. I put my Christmas tree up right after the Fourth of July and keep it up until summer vacation! (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 79


Cougar Nation will rise again in 2019

Cougar Nation will rise again in 2019

It was close.   The game didn’t start out that way, but by the end…

Cougars fight but fall in Blacksburg

Cougars fight but fall in Blacksburg

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com You never want to see it end, but eventually it always…



Jackson Park’s light display

From one end to the other, Jackson Park is all aglow, decked out with a sizable drapery of tree lights greeting passersby on First Street. But this…

Chamber meets at historical site

Draper is a small town with a railroad and ties to the Baltimore Road that carried many travelers from north to south and south to north. The…


Eula Pearl Cress Hall Mantz

Eula Pearl Cress Hall Mantz, age 87 of Dublin went home to be with her Lord & Savior Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Highland Ridge Rehab…

John Calhoun Lyerly

John Calhoun Lyerly, age 69 of Draper, Virginia passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born July 7, 1949 in North Carolina he…