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Draper Aden Associates buys N.C. firm

Blacksburg – Draper Aden Associates, a Blacksburg civil engineering firm frequently used for local projects, has purchased a North Carolina firm “to better serve clients on a regional basis.” Some…

Historic Middle Schools Should Be Kept Separate

Amy Smith Special to The SWT   Editor’s note:  This is a research paper submitted by an RU student who attended DMS. She touches on several important points regarding middle…

PCPS announces Kindergarten registration dates

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Public Schools has announced Kindergarten registration dates for 2014-2015 school year. Registration times will take place on different days from the end of…

Defendant warned not to come back to court

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Calling his defense “preposterous,” a Pulaski County judge gave a Max Meadows man a chance to receive drug treatment, but warned him not to come…

County divided over middle schools

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County Administration building was filled to capacity Monday night as citizens from all over the county arrived to voice concerns over the future…

Dentists helping to ‘Give Kids A Smile’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Area dentists are once again taking part in the national “Give Kids A Smile” project Friday, Jan. 24, by providing free dental services to uninsured…

Defendant to decide: treatment or jail

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   “I want you to be evaluated by Mt. Rogers (Mental Health Services) and follow all of their recommendations. If you don’t, what will happen?” Pulaski…

Young basketball champions compete in Hoop Shoot Contest

Young basketball champions compete in Hoop Shoot Contest

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Champions from Pulaski’s elementary and middle school basketball teams met at Central School Gym on Sunday, Jan. 5, for the Benevolent and Protective Order of…

Legislators revisit mental health services

By COLIN KENNEDY Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A proposed joint subcommittee stands at the center of a clearly defined focus on mental health services in Virginia less than…

Bluefield woman admits to Nigerian wire fraud scheme

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ABINGDON – A Bluefield woman has admitted to stealing nearly $450,000 through a Nigerian wire fraud scheme from 2012-2013. Audrey Elaine Elrod, 45, of Bluefield,…