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From Snowville to Snowshoe and back again: Our Neighbor Michael Valach

From Snowville to Snowshoe and back again: Our Neighbor Michael Valach

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com To interview Michael Valach, who founded the Mountain 2 Island Paddle Board Kayak and Boat Company, I decided to visit him at the Rockhouse Marina on…

Lawmakers okay recreational marijuana possession, cultivation

By Sam Fowler Capital News Service RICHMOND — Virginia lawmakers signed off on amendments that make the possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana and homegrown plants legal in the…

Northam announces 101 new Radford jobs

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Oransi, a veteran-owned air purification company, will invest $5.6 million to establish its first manufacturing facility in the Plymouth Building at 113 Corporate Drive…

Adopt-A-Spot set to start Saturday

Adopt-A-Spot set to start Saturday

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors is kicking off a litter clean-up campaign by asking civic groups, churches, businesses and citizens to participate in a yearlong…

Bike trail tours easier with new app

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If you enjoy bicycling and trails RIDE Solutions has launched a new application making it easier to follow their self-guided tours of area cycling trails. The…

FOPC will sponsor stream cleanups

FOPC will sponsor stream cleanups

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Friends of Peak Creek already holds two annual cleanups along Peak Creek, but now the nonprofit group is looking to “branch” out by sponsoring other organizations…

Third woman charged in robbery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Dublin woman has been arrested in connection with a residential robbery that is alleged to have occurred in Fairlawn two days before Christmas. New River…

Two charged in Radford wounding

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD — Two people are jailed without bond following an incident in Radford Friday. Buford Clifford Dunbar Jr., 55, and Shawna Lynn Dunbar, 51, both of…

Cox graduates Va. forensic academy

Cox graduates Va. forensic academy

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD — Radford City Police Department Master Detective Austin D. Cox, a Pulaski County native, graduated April 1 from the 102nd session of Virginia Forensic Science…

Three hurt in school bus collision in Smyth

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com SMYTH COUNTY — Three people, including an elementary school student, were injured Tuesday morning in a collision involving a Smyth County school bus. The bus, with…