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Newbern holding 49th annual festival

Newbern holding 49th annual festival

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A record number of vendors are expected to take part in this weekend’s 49th annual Newbern Fall Festival. Newbern Volunteer Fire sponsors the annual…

Christian athletes gather for Fields of Faith

Christian athletes gather for Fields of Faith

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com More than 200 believers came to Sunday evening’s Fields of Faith event at Pulaski County High School. This gathering of the faithful was sponsored…

CTB seeks public input on transportation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com ROANOKE — Commonwealth Transportation Board is holding a meeting in Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District Wednesday, Oct. 30, to seek public input on…

Motorcycle, sidecar/trike courses offered at NRCC

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Five basic rider motorcycle weekend courses and a sidecar/trike riding course are being offered at New River Community College throughout October and November. The…

Nate Montgomery performs at the Listening Room

Nate Montgomery performs at the Listening Room

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley hosted the second show of their Listening Room series Friday evening. Nate Montgomery was the…

Stabbing death brings 20-year sentence

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD — A North Carolina woman will spend almost as much time in prison as she has on earth after pleading guilty Monday to…

DHS Class of ’62 meets

DHS Class of ’62 meets

Courtesy Photo The Dublin High School Class of 1962 met Saturday, Sept. 28, for a local 57th reunion, fellowship and a covered dish lunch at Fairlawn Baptist Church.…

Polls

When the new combined middle school opens next year, the old buildings will be left vacant. What would you like to see them become?

  • Tear them down and sell the property to the highest bidders, put the money toward the new school. (49%, 33 Votes)
  • Community/Rec centers with a staff that offers exercise and fitness activities year round. (31%, 21 Votes)
  • Offer them up for sale so new businesses can use them as they are. (21%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 68

Sports

Cougar defense returns, offense improves

Cougar defense returns, offense improves

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County football team earned 147 yards on the…

Wounded Cougars looking to rebound

Wounded Cougars looking to rebound

By DAVID GRAVELY     The Cougar football team will return to the friendly confines…

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Editorials

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…

Obituaries

Ruth Elizabeth Cornett Sayers James

Nov. 8, 1922-Sept. 25, 2019 Ruth Elizabeth Cornett Sayers James was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Comers Rock, Va., and died Sept. 25, 2019. A longtime resident…

Ivan Marion Alley Jr.

Ivan Marion Alley Jr., age 85, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2019. He was born April 20, 1934, in Carroll County, Va., the son…