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‘Abuse’ of Yankee flex tickets won’t stop initiative

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com While Pulaski Yankees are “disappointed” that some adults are attempting to sell “flex” tickets provided free of charge to all Pulaski County school children, it’s not…

2 selected to speak at commencement

Two members of the Pulaski County High School graduating class of 2017 will speak Friday during commencement at Kenneth J. Dobson Stadium. Hollie Mae Eggleston, daughter of Robert and Sarah…

Beware of telephone scam

If you subscribe to The Southwest Times, we appreciate it. If you want to renew your subscription to The Southwest Times, we are honored. But if you get a telephone…

Band director heads south

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Three years after taking over the band program at Pulaski County High School, Matthew Shrewsbury is heading south at the end of this school year.…

Donald Eugene ‘Pete’ Rogers

Donald Eugene “Pete” Rogers, 82, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin, Va. He was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Wythe…

Shooting victim’s son accused of threats

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The son of a Pulaski man fatally shot during gunfire exchange and a standoff with police May 14 is being held without bond for allegedly threatening…

Bus recall: 17 county buses to be retrofitted

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com As many as 4,000 Virginia public school buses, including 17 in Pulaski County, are being recalled to ensure the parking brake cannot accidentally be disengaged.…

Tuition set for 2017-18 academic year

RICHMOND — The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, has established the 2017-18 academic year in-state tuition and mandatory fees rate at $150.25 per credit hour. Beginning…

Heslip endows NRCC scholarship in memory of Capt. Louis Heslip

Christie Heslip of Blacksburg has endowed a scholarship through the New River Community College Educational Foundation to honor her husband Louis Heslip’s legacy and his life. Heslip died unexpectedly of…

Truck driver fined in fatal I-81 wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A Pennsylvania truck driver was fined $500 Monday in connection with a September wreck in Pulaski County that claimed an Alexandria woman’s life. Alan Le-Roy Jordan…