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BREAKING NEWS: ‘Threat’ unsubstantiated, but being taken seriously

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A rumored threat that a student planned to bring a weapon to Pulaski Middle school Friday morning was unsubstantiated by school officials, but was turned over…

Jonas recognized for part in tornado rebuild

Jonas recognized for part in tornado rebuild

Pulaski County Board of Supervisors recognized Janet Jonas Monday night for her part in coordinating cleanup and rebuilding after two tornadoes ripped through Pulaski and Draper in April 2011. “One…

Budget meeting highlights needs for new vehicles

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Town council debated the town’s needs versus capital in the budget at Tuesday night’s meeting, leading to much discussion of where new items are needed for…

There’s lots to do this weekend

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County residents have no reason to complain that there’s nothing to do this weekend. From a movie and concert to a chance to help…

More street funds coming down the road

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   For years, Pulaski County has been postponing and scaling back projects on its Six-Year Secondary Road Improvement Plan due to dwindling state funds, but it…

Dublin still waiting for road repairs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When Dublin Town Manager Bill Parker met with state transportation officials early last year to point out specific street maintenance issues, he said it was…

Life-Guard 11 makes a stop in Pulaski

Life-Guard 11 makes a stop in Pulaski

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com When you see a Life-Guard aircraft descending in your area, it’s usually connected to a serious accident or traumatic life-or-death situation, but Sunday afternoon Life-Guard 11…

Donations salvage ailing WPUV clock

Donations salvage ailing WPUV clock

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com When the WPUV clock disappeared from Pulaski Theatre about three months ago, board director Bob McKinney received a lot of questions as to its whereabouts. The…

Red Cross celebrates volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Volunteer Week is April 21-27, the perfect time for the New River Valley Chapter to celebrate its dedicated volunteers and partners. These volunteers power the American Red Cross, making it…

Multiple items seized from Christiansburg pawnshop

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG—Authorities obtained 100 warrants or summonses for alleged improper records keeping and reporting at a Christiansburg pawnshop last week, leading officers to seize a number…