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Pulaski to reconsider ‘fowl’ issue

Pulaski to reconsider ‘fowl’ issue

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski resident Lynn Loftus, preparing to state her case for raising chickens in town, places a small gift bag in front of each member…

Animal cruelty suspect a no show for court

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An arrest warrant has been issued for a Roanoke man who failed to appear in Pulaski County Circuit Court for the scheduling of his…

Carr appeal moved to November

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’ll be at least mid-November before we know whether a Pulaski County court upholds a 74-year-old Pulaski man’s assault conviction. Robert Shannon Carr was…

Route 100 to close for bridge repairs

SYLVATUS – Weather permitting, Route 100 (Sylvatus Highway) will be closed to through traffic at the bridge over Rock Creek, south of Route 749 (Little Vine Road) in…

James Hardie wants review of water regs

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com James Hardie Building Products pays more than $150,000 per month to pre-treat plant water discharged into the Pulaski sewer system. It’s an expense…

Hometown Heroes: Pulaski music festival set for Saturday

Hometown Heroes: Pulaski music festival set for Saturday

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com A daylong music concert, featuring an abundance of bands and acoustic acts, will kick off on two stages Saturday at the Pulaski YMCA,…

Suspect arrested in Fairlawn burglary

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Wytheville man has been arrested in connection with the burglary of a Fairlawn residence last week. Pulaski County Sheriff Mike Worrell said Adam…

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Fort Chiswell scrimmages Burton to a tie

Fort Chiswell scrimmages Burton to a tie

By Rodney Young SWT Sports Writer EMORY – The Fort Chiswell Pioneers and the J.I.…

Bobcats win two of three matchups

Bobcats win two of three matchups

By RODNEY YOUNG SWT SPORTS WRITER Playing in a steady rain that forced the action…

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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…

Eye of beholder sees what may be

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not the only politicians in the news. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined them as the FBI conducts an investigation of funds…

Obituaries

Wilbert C. ‘Bill’ Crandall

Wilbert C. “Bill” Crandall, 89, was born to Wilbert M. and Lena LaBaron Crandall on Aug. 19, 1927, in San Antonio, Texas. He passed from this life…

Kathy Smith Atkins

Kathy Smith Atkins, 63, of Dublin, Va., passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born June 16, 1954, in Hillsville, Va., she was the…