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Pulaski County schools receive accreditation, but half fall below benchmark scoring threshold

Pulaski County schools receive accreditation, but half fall below benchmark scoring threshold

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   All Pulaski County public schools received accreditation, according to standardize testing results published by the Virginia Department of Education, but only four of the county’s…

Work begins on Calfee Park

Work begins on Calfee Park

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Just one week after the New York Yankees announced that their farm club will play in Calfee Park starting next season, town crews have already…

Keep pets safe with low-cost vaccines

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Humane Society is offering two low-cost vaccination clinics in October to help keep pets safe from deadly diseases, including rabies. This is the fifth…

End-of-life issues topic of seminar

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com BLACKSBURG — End-of-life discussions are uncomfortable topics, but Warm Hearth Village and Good Samaritan Hospice are hosting a seminar designed to take some of the sting…

Bland and Wythe counties to hold hazardous waste day

WYTHEVILLE – Wythe and Bland County officials will host a household hazardous waste collection event on Sept. 27. The annual event will take place at the Kents Lane Transfer Station,…

2014 JV Cougar Football vs Patrick Henry

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Robber headed back to prison again

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Bassett man was ordered to serve almost eight more years of a 20-year prison sentence Monday after being convicted of his third probation violation.…

Third try for bond wasn’t the charm

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   They say the third time is the charm, but that wasn’t the case Monday for a Christiansburg man trying to get bonded out of jail…

“Food-raiser” to precede New River Trail triathlon

“Food-raiser” to precede New River Trail triathlon

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The day before the area’s strongest athletes put their bodies to the test with Virginia’s New River Trail Challenge, a related event will give citizens…

PulaskiFest has fun for kids, too

PulaskiFest has fun for kids, too

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Parents interested in attending PulaskiFest Sept. 27 to enjoy the music, needn’t worry about how to keep the kids entertained, because there will be plenty…