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Governor Northam announces agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to expand passenger rail to Southwest Virginia

~ Service will return to the New River Valley for the first time since 1979 ~ CHRISTIANSBURG—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth has reached an agreement…

Pair arrested in abduction case

Pair arrested in abduction case

By DAVID GRAVELY editor@southwesttimes.com   Two people have been taken into custody as a part of the investigation of the abduction of two-year-old Noah Trout.   The abduction…

Draper estates prepared for wildfires

Draper estates prepared for wildfires

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Chainsaws were buzzing in the woodlands surrounding Draper Mountain Estates Saturday morning as volunteers prepared the Firewise community for wildfire season as part of…

Potbellied visitors

Potbellied visitors

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Local attorney Marc LeBlanc came to the offices of The Southwest Times this week to share an experience he had with some of the…

FAC offering “Second Saturday” workshop

FAC offering “Second Saturday” workshop

Dr. Kim Lewis is hosting a two-workshop series on the beautiful craft of creating pysanky, or Ukranian, eggs. Her first workshop, offered online on Saturday, May 8, 2…

Lady Cougars recognized by BOS

Lady Cougars recognized by BOS

William Paine/SWT The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the achievements of the PCHS girls varsity basketball team at this month’s meeting. The Pulaski…

Blue Ridge Mountain Council seeking staff

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com The Blue Ridge Mountain Council (BRMC) of the Boy Scouts of America is looking for individuals needed to fill positions at both the Camp…

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Sports

Sport physicals set for May 26

Sport physicals set for May 26

By DAVID GRAVELY editor@southwesttimes.com   Each year volunteers from around the county gather at Pulaski…

Fans will be allowed at spring sports

Fans will be allowed at spring sports

By DAVID GRAVELY editor@southwesttimes.com   In a change to recent policy, it was announced Monday…

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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

Elizabeth Ann Redd Peoples

Elizabeth Ann Redd Peoples, age 76 of Pulaski passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center, Pulaski. Born September 25, 1944 in…

Merry Lee Stoots

Merry Lee Stoots, age 88 of Pulaski passed away Monday, May 3, 2021 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born June 1, 1932 in Foster Falls she was…