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State police searching for sex offender

State police searching for sex offender

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Virginia State Police is seeking the public’s help in locating a non-violent sex offender from Pulaski who allegedly failed to re-register. Master Trooper M.K.…

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her…

Hokies need to rebuild defense to continue positive momentum

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer Virginia Tech has surged back into the national rankings in its first two seasons with Justin Fuente as coach. Fuente is…

Mendenhall seeking big step up in third year at Virginia

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall hopes this is the season the Cavaliers turn the corner. Virginia reached a…

Watchdog probes military burning of ammunition, explosives

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and explosives at military sites…

Virginia town considers privatizing trash collection

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A town in Virginia is considering whether to outsource its trash collection to a private company. According to reports, Christiansburg is seeking bids from…

Ex-Virginia Tech student pleads guilty to hiding teen’s body

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech student pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more…

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NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne announced Thursday that he will retire from full-time racing…

Banzai Volleyball Camp 2018 a success

Banzai Volleyball Camp 2018 a success

By KIM NELSON Special to the SWT   PULASKI – Twenty seven athletes attended the…

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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

Bambi Lynn Horton Draper

Bambi Lynn Horton Draper, age 58, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Born April 24, 1960, in Pulaski, Va., she was the daughter of…

Dallas Glenwood Jennings

Dallas Glenwood Jennings, age 75, of Pulaski, Va., died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 12, 1943, and was the son…