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Unemployment remains steady

Area unemployment increased slightly in June, but as a whole showed marked improvement over figures from a year ago. According to Ann D. Lang, chief economist for the VEC, the…

Meeting planned on school buildings

With the issue of school-owned buildings and their maintenance repeatedly being raised by some Pulaski County citizens, area officials have decided it’s time to discuss the matter. Draper District Supervisor…

Digitization Project reaches goal

The Southwest Times Digitization Project has met the fundraising goal of $25,000. The project, a joint venture of Pulaski County Library and The Southwest Times, was the brainchild of Carol…

Renovations approved

By the end of the year, visitors to the County Administration Building will notice obvious changes to the main floor entrance area. Pulaski County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to…

Turn lanes re-striped

Re-striping of the pavement on a section of Route 11 in Dublin will hopefully improve safety concerns, according to Virginia Department of Transportation. David Clarke, residency maintenance manager for VDOT,…

School sales tax holiday coming

As the summer months begin to wind down and a new school year approaches, so does the Annual Virginia Sales Tax Holiday. The event, which runs Aug. 6-8, was developed…

PES creates scholarship

The 2009-10 Pulaski Elementary School PTO Board has established a scholarship fund for PCHS graduates who attended Pulaski Elementary in the past. In previous years, PTO boards at Claremont, Northwood…

Hutchinson retires from second post

After retiring as Town of Pulaski Fire Marshal last month, Chip Hutchinson made the decision last week to leave his second position Hutchinson stepped down as a long-time instructor of…

Heinline named to ‘Who’s Who’

What he first thought to be a scam actually turned out to be an honor for Pulaski Area Transit (PAT) Manager Gary Heinline. Heinline recently learned he was named to…

Postal Service launches commemorative stamp

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) continued its 100th anniversary celebration Tuesday with a special commemorative stamp released by the U.S. Postal Service. In recognition of the release, an unveiling ceremony…