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County seeking nominations for Joseph Calfee Volunteerism Award

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County elected officials, board members and other public servants are all eligible for the Joseph Calfee Volunteerism Award, the annual recognition for their service.…

Texas trucker charged in wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A tractor-trailer driver from Texas was charged with failing to yield the right of way Wednesday following a collision with another tractor-trailer. Eugene Burton of Adkins,…

Workshop helps teachers bring Ag in the classroom

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com ROANOKE — Pre-K through fifth grade teachers interested in introducing agriculture in their classroom can get some tips at a free workshop Sunday in Roanoke. The…

State parks help celebrate ‘Great American Campout’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com As part of National Wildlife Federation’s annual Great American Campout, many Virginia State Parks, including Claytor Lake and New River Trail, are offering special events this…

County approves $88.2 million budget

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   After months of work sessions, public hearings and advertising the proposed numbers, the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors approved the county’s budget for the 2015-16…

Dublin gearing up for Independence Day

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A special patriotic reading by members of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag are new features of Dublin’s…

Annual tour features seven gardens

Annual tour features seven gardens

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Town & Country Garden Tour, to be held June 27, will this year feature seven private gardens in Pulaski, Draper and Hiwassee. Friends of the Pulaski…

Saturday’s the day to clean up Claytor Lake

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The public is urged to head out to Claytor Lake Saturday to take part in the annual All Lake Clean Up Day sponsored by Friends of…

Motorcycle chase ends in fenced lot

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com HILLSVILLE — A 53-year-old Saltville man’s alleged attempt to flee from police on a motorcycle came to an end Wednesday morning when he entered a lot…

Russell County fire claims woman’s life

CASTLEWOOD — No foul play is suspected in a Monday mobile home fire that apparently claimed the life of a Castlewood woman. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Deborah Cox said a…