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County bear sightings most ever in 2016

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Bear sightings definitely increased in Pulaski County this year. “In the zone Pulaski County is located in, the goal is to stabilize bear populations, and…

Flu vaccination consent forms due Thursday

As part of the vaccination collaboration between the Pulaski County Health Department and Pulaski County Public Schools, flu vaccines will be offered to all county students Oct. 19-21 and Oct.…

Peak Creek cleanup scheduled for Saturday

Peak Creek cleanup scheduled for Saturday

It’s cleanup time on Peak Creek, and Friends of Peak Creek have scheduled their fall cleanup event for Saturday. FOPC and volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at the parking…

Virginia Tech researcher finds gene that reduces female mosquitoes

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech researchers have found a gene that can reduce female mosquitoes over many generations. Males are preferred because they do not bite. Female mosquitoes bite to get…

NRCC holding Manufacturing Day Oct. 7

New River Community College will celebrate Manufacturing Day Oct. 7 with extended hours in its 3D printing lab and career guidance for students. The printing lab, 109 Martin Hall on…

NRCC student brings home national conference award

NRCC student brings home national conference award

ATLANTA – NRCC student Ibrahim Khokhar won ninth place in the Financial Analysis and Decision Making competition during this year’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) national leadership conference. He was one…

23 participate in VEC’s Kids in the Kitchen

23 participate in VEC’s Kids in the Kitchen

Twenty-three young chefs, ages 7 to 14, recently finished Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Kids in the Kitchen program in Pulaski County. The program, led by senior extension agent Sarah Burkett, was…

NRCC offering Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training

CHRISTIANSBURG – New River Community College, in conjunction with Manufacturing Technology Center, is offering a 12-week Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Project Support course. The course presents the ASQ…

Lorraine Parks Hash

Lorraine Parks Hash, 90, of Dublin, Va., passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. She was a member of Dublin Baptist Church since 1952, and was co-owner of Buttonwood Dairy Farm.…

Pulaski changes building, zoning fees

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Town Council adopted new rates for building permits and zoning fees, and added trade fees, during a recent work session. Town Manager Shawn Utt…