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Nurses to recognize ‘40 Under 40’

RICHMOND – Virginia Nurses Foundation (VNF) is accepting nominations for its first-ever “40 Under 40 Awards.” The awards will recognize 40 Virginia RNs (registered nurses) under the age of 40…

RU increasing tuition

RADFORD – Both in- and out-of-state students at Radford University will pay more for tuition when the 2011-12 academic year begins. The university’s Board of Visitors voted Friday to increase…

Woman renews BPOL concern

A business woman who wrote a letter to Pulaski Town Council in February expressing “disgust” with a town license tax, renewed her complaint in person Tuesday night. Patricia Aust Weeks,…

Pepper’s Ferry breaks ground for UV system

Several dozen people were on hand Thursday as Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority broke ground for its new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. Executive Director Clarke Wallcraft said the approximately…

Veterans Cemetery dedicated

By MELINDA WILLIAMS meilnda@southwesttimes.com “May these sacred grounds always be quiet and may the brave souls who sleep here find eternal peace that surpasses the worldly peace they fought for,”…

Electrical fire damages home

Less than a month ago Mabel Jenkins’ 325 Maple St. home in Pulaski was damaged by a tornado. Friday morning, an electrical short in a washing machine outlet set the…

Employees get raise, students get lockers

Pulaski County Public School employees are breathing easier after the school board’s decision to approve a two percent raise for the 2011-2012 budget. In addition, recent board decisions will increase…

NRV in ‘prolific’ development phase

Despite a struggling national economy, a local official says the New River Valley is in a “prolific” phase of economic development. Aric Bopp, executive director of New River Valley Economic…

NRV Fair making changes

At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet, New River Valley Fair will do its part to provide additional free and lower-cost entertainment when the fair comes…

Local resident to maintain cemetery

A Pulaski County native has been charged to oversee maintenance at Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery, which will be dedicated Friday at 10 a.m. John Phillips said he became interested in…