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No injuries in apartment fire

RADFORD — No injuries were reported Sunday in an apartment building fire in Radford. Jenni Wilder, spokeswoman for Radford City, said the late morning fire was confined to…

3D printing saves Volvo time and money

3D printing saves Volvo time and money

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Volvo Trucks North America has begun using 3D Technology to produce tools used in its production facility. According to Volvo officials, 3D printed/manufactured tools…

Changes coming to West Main Street

Changes coming to West Main Street

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Changes are coming to the section of West Main Street between Washington and Jefferson Avenues, as the largest building on that block has recently…

School Board hears possible plans to redistrict elementary schools

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com The Pulaski County School Board met this week and passed several action items meant to smoothly usher in the new school year. Board members…

Charge expunged from man’s record

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An attempted first-degree murder charge has been removed from a Pulaski County man’s record, nearly 12 years after he was acquitted. Casey Michael Dicken,…

Car theft charge dropped, again

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Pulaski man’s grand theft auto charge was dismissed for a second time Wednesday, but this time it should be dismissed for good. Prosecutors…

Two months given for child taking drug

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A caretaker whose 3-year-old charge ingested half of her Suboxone pill in March will serve two months in jail. Pulaski County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike…

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

Polls, opinions and what’s next

Polls, opinions and what’s next

My phone started ringing before I even made it home Friday. People were upset about…

West Virginia football player dies during game

West Virginia football player dies during game

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com   In the blink of an eye Friday night a high…

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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

Hartwell Lynn Chenault

April 28, 1941-Sept. 7, 2019 ROANOKE, Va. — Hartwell Lynn Chenault, 78, of Roanoke, Va., died peacefully at his home Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Born in Richmond,…

Trudy Deane French

Trudy Deane French received her healing Sunday, September 8, 2019. She no longer has to battle the illnesses that ravaged her body. She born August 24, 1946…