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Patriotism: ‘action’ not ‘emotion’

Patriotism: ‘action’ not ‘emotion’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com “True patriotism is not just an emotional feeling. True patriotism is action,” Marine veteran Mike Honaker of Pulaski County said Friday during an annual Independence Day…

Local artist creates ever evolving work

Local artist creates ever evolving work

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Jeff Felts has harbored a lifelong passion for creating art, and the past two and a half years have been no exception. By day, he…

Calfee recognized with Clean Business Award

Calfee recognized with Clean Business Award

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Historic Calfee Park has earned Pulaski County Clean Community Council’s July Clean Business Award “for setting a standard of excellence and pride” in the park’s appearance.…

Two arrested Tuesday in drug bust off Lee Highway

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   A man and woman were arrested Tuesday evening when the local drug task force searched their mobile home on Lee Highway in Pulaski. Bethany Flora,…

Make traffic safety a holiday priority

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com As you head out to enjoy your Independence Day activities, Virginia State Police urges motorists to make traffic safety “an integral part of” their preparations, especially…

New law requires photo ID to vote

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Voters who plan to take part in this November’s General Election will need to have a photo identification to cast a ballot. A new law that…

Computer skill ‘boot camp’ continues

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC Public Relations New River Community College will offer additional sessions of its popular “boot camp” series of computer skills workshops beginning Aug. 12. The workshops, to…

Loving Field to become more than an athletic complex

Loving Field to become more than an athletic complex

  By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com For the past month, construction crews have been grading old structures and turning the soil at Loving Field in preparation for the county-maintained park’s new…

Dry weather leaving crops ‘sluggish’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Limited rainfall is leaving area crops “a bit sluggish” this year, according to a Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) agent. Scott McElfresh, Pulaski County’s agriculture agent, said…

APCo: power thefts increasing, costly

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An increase in electricity thefts is costing Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) and its customers millions of dollars, according to a company official. In a press release…