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County to advertise 10-cent tax hike

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Thursday night to advertise for a 10-cent hike in the real estate tax rate for 2013-14, but they’re hoping…

Steam train schedule announced

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The schedule has been released for those interested in watching – or photographing – the Southern Railway 630 steam locomotive passenger train as it passes through…

Pulaski man sentenced for child porn

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A 29-year-old Pulaski man will serve nearly three years of a 14-year prison sentence after pleading no contest to possessing child pornography. Charles Michael Capretta of…

Pulaski County Board of Supervisors considers tax increase

Pulaski County Board of Supervisors considers tax increase

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Reported from Pulaski County Board of Supervisors meeting March 7, 2013: Pulaski Co. Board of Supervisors will advertise a 10 cent real estate tax increase, but…

‘Extreme’ January flows keep Pepper’s Ferry busy

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com When heavy rain and other weather events cause waterways to rise it’s not uncommon to hear of or witness the extreme efforts that go into saving…

Man On the Street

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

Orioles have strong showing in TSA regionals

Orioles have strong showing in TSA regionals

By JP WIDNER Special to the SWT DALEVILLE—On Saturday, March 2, the local chapter of the Pulaski Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) competed in the Blue Ridge Regional Fair…

Aside Oceans performing at theatre

Aside Oceans performing at theatre

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski-based band Aside Oceans will perform at Pulaski Theatre this Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. The band, which recently completed a national tour based on…

Pulaski Police Department names Saul ‘Officer of Year’

Pulaski Police Department  names Saul ‘Officer of Year’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Police Department Sgt. John D. Saul has been named the department’s Officer of the Year for 2012. In addition to being named the town of…

Three charged in home invasion robbery

Three charged in home invasion robbery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD – Two men are in custody and a third is being sought in connection with a Tuesday home invasion robbery in Radford. Johnie Winfield Hood,…