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County urges EPA to pay Dublin

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County is putting its support behind the town of Dublin in its efforts to get the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pay for November damages…

Contractors show interest in wall repairs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Five contractors have shown interest in taking on the task of repairing bowing walls at Pulaski County’s two middle schools. Ronnie Nichols, director of operations for…

RU graphics students sweep ADDY awards

RU graphics students sweep ADDY awards

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com For the second year in a row, graphic design students from Radford University dominated the Western Virginia ADDY Awards. Radford students took home 28 awards, including…

Bridge project ahead of schedule

Bridge project ahead of schedule

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’s not scheduled to be completed until late 2014, but a state transportation official says the Route 114 bridge project is ahead of schedule. David Clarke,…

Brockmeyer piano finds new home

Brockmeyer piano finds new home

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com For more than half a century it occupied the same position against an inner wall of Dr. Milton Brockmeyer. Tye Kirkner recently purchased the piano at…

Sheriff’s Office begins unique Relay for Life fundraiser

Sheriff’s Office begins unique Relay for Life fundraiser

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Each year dozens of teams enter the fundraising drive and an annual event to raise money and awareness in the ongoing fight against cancer. This year…

Dublin hires new police officer

Dublin hires new police officer

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Wythe County native has joined Dublin Police Department as a patrol officer. Matt Abate (pronounced like Abbott), 21, is a December graduate of New River…

Huber: Tax increase may be needed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County’s administrator says a tax increase may be needed if the county is to overcome a projected $14.8 million shortfall in its 2013-14 budget. With…

N.C. man charged in cigarette scam

N.C. man charged in cigarette scam

          By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WYTHE COUNTY – A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with a cigarette scam Virginia State Police say…

‘It’s All Write’ Short Story Contest

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Budding Bierces, nascent Nabokovs, struggling Shakespeares: now is the time to make your voices heard. Submissions are still being accepted for Pulaski County Library System’s short…