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Pulaski trying to get leave time under control

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Years of failure to enforce limits on accrual of employees’ annual leave has left Pulaski with more than $750,000 worth of time-off “on the books,”…

Appalachian Power charges up with reading

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County’s elementary schools received a special visit from Appalachian Power employees when they came to read to kindergarteners Thursday morning. Thursday was “Read to…

Identities of wreck victims confirmed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The identities of two men killed in a fiery Nov. 7 wreck on Route 11 have been confirmed, according to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Capt. Jeff…

Washington County fire victim ID’d

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com WASHINGTON COUNTY — Police say the female who died in a house fire early Thursday was a teenager from Marion. According to Virginia State Police, Jennifer…

Winterfest scheduled for Dec. 6-7 in Floyd

FLOYD – “We’ve come a long way,” says Lee Chichester, among the founders of Floyd’s Jacksonville Center back in 1995. The 20th annual Winterfest Crafts Festival will be Dec. 6-7…

Small Business of the Year Award

Small Business of the Year Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Bill Zuti, owner of Barrel Cave Wines, accepts the Small Business of the Year Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night…

Non-Profit Award

Non-Profit Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Laura Walker accepts the first-ever Non-Profit Award on behalf of Friends of Claytor Lake during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at…

Civic Honors Award

Civic Honors Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Janet Johnson (center), whose work “has touched the lives of the down and out, the less fortunate and those needing help in emergency situations,” received The Southwest Times’…

Business Executive of the Year

Business Executive of the Year

Lynn Adams/SWT Lars Blomberg, vice president for Volvo North America Trucks, received the Business Executive of the Year Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner…

Business Excellence Award 2

Business Excellence Award 2

Lynn Adams/SWT Mark Bennett, sales director for Virginia Eagle Distributing, accepts the Business Excellence Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the…