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Man on the Street

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Sometimes the best news isn’t what people are doing in the community, but what they’re thinking. We again present a feature about just that, giving you…

County drops budget almost $100K: Includes increases in real estate and personal property tax rates

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing June 17 on a proposed 2013-14 budget that is almost $100,000 less than the current…

Road plan includes $35M for Pulaski Co.

Road plan includes $35M for Pulaski Co.

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold a public hearing June 4 on a $15.4 billion draft Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) that includes just over…

Local offices, businesses, closed to observe Memorial Day

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Many area banks, public offices, utilities and services will take a break to observe Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. While many offices will be closed, some…

PCHS teacher wins lottery’s ‘Super Teacher’ award

PCHS teacher wins lottery’s ‘Super Teacher’ award

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Bethany Schaefer, an English teacher at Pulaski County High School, was as in the dark about Wednesday morning’s assembly as everyone else. She didn’t know…

New finance director introduced at council meeting

New finance director introduced at council meeting

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The town of Pulaski’s new finance director, Pamela Witten, was formally introduced to the public by current Finance Director Sherry Boyd at Tuesday night’s council…

State parks offer outdoor fun Memorial Day weekend

By LAURA ENDERSON laura@southwesttimes.com   State parks are offering several options for Memorial Day weekend, when parks will officially open for the summer season. Get out and enjoy the sunshine…

ATV use in national forest costs Virginia man

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If you’re thinking about loading up your ATVs and heading out to George Washington of Jefferson national forests to go for a ride in the…

Pulaski Cruise Ins set to begin June 8

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Wax your vintage Cadillac and polish your old Thunderbird: the classic car Cruise In is coming to Main Street Pulaski.   “We are trying the…

New River 5K to be held June 15

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County High School Cross Country and Track team will receive proceeds from the annual New River Trail 5K Race to be held Saturday,…