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‘Tis the season … for flu

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski has started to see its first cases of flu this season – just in time to throw a wrench in the holidays. Christine…

NRCC offering Industrial Maintenance program

NRCC Office of Transitional Programs is offering a PluggedInVA program beginning in January that leads to a certificate in Industrial Maintenance. Students in the program, which begins Jan. 9, will…

Annual Lighting of the Trees celebration

Annual Lighting of the Trees celebration

The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley held its annual “Lighting of the Trees” Dec. 5 at the Fine Arts Center. This year’s theme is “A Gingerbread Christmas.”…

Y’s “First Place for Health” leads with spirit

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Beginning in 2014, Pulaski’s Hensel Eckman YMCA will offer a Christ-centered health program called “First Place for Health.” Twelve weeks in duration, the program will…

Graduating senior inspires environmental protection, preservation as television host

Written by Drew Knapp, VT News BLACKSBURG – Clark DeHart knows exactly what he wants to do once he graduates from Virginia Tech. DeHart of Blacksburg, who will graduate Friday…

Two more arrested in Radford shooting

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   RADFORD – Two more arrests have been made in connection with a Dec. 9 shooting in which three people already are charged. According to a…

Ringmaster does it again

Ringmaster does it again

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   About a year and a half ago, retired Virginia probation and parole officer Robert O’Neal, a Draper resident who enjoys metal detecting as a hobby,…

School Board honors staff, hears presentation from first year teachers

School Board honors staff, hears presentation from first year teachers

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County School Board started off their monthly meeting Thursday night by honoring one employee and two teachers for their achievements over the past…

Jones family warming kids with free coats

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Brothers Tom and Jack Jones warm many hearts each Christmas by giving bikes and food baskets to the area’s needy children and families. But this…

Clogged chimneys keep firemen busy

Clogged chimneys keep firemen busy

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When it comes time to heat homes, chimneys and flues are the leading factor contributing to fires. For Pulaski Fire Marshal Todd Garwood, that’s becoming…