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‘The Marketplace’ looking to accept SNAP payments

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SNAP recipients may be able to buy fresh, locally grown produce this summer at The Marketplace, Pulaski’s farmers’ market. U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded…

County opting out of storm water program

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Thanks to legislation passed during the 2014 Virginia General Assembly, Pulaski County will be able to opt out of Virginia’s “Stormwater Management Program” and let…

Maple Shade Inn remains alive

Maple Shade Inn remains alive

By J.R. Schrader Editor Emeritus   Maple Shade Inn. That identifying name will always be a part of the Town of Pulaski’s history. The name is known by many people who…

Spring 2014 Wildfire Season Ends

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Widespread heavy rain over the past 72 hours brought a fitting and welcome end to a relatively busy spring wildfire season in Virginia. According to…

Virginia Tech students envision Pulaski’s future

Virginia Tech students envision Pulaski’s future

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   West Main Street Development, LLC. (WMSD) has joined forces with Virginia Tech to create architectural visions to breathe new life in the Town of Pulaski’s…

Board of Supervisors looks to enforce speed limit on Wilderness Road

Board of Supervisors looks to enforce speed limit on Wilderness Road

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors moved to pursue new speed limit restriction techniques for Wilderness Road in Newbern during their monthly meeting last Monday…

VDH offers tips for safe spring cleaning

After a long winter for the New River Valley, the weather appears to have finally turned toward spring, bringing with it the rite of “spring cleaning” where we turn our…

Defendant, family members apologize to victim’s family

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   “I should be celebrating his birthday, but instead I’m up here defending him because some (expletive) decided to kill him,” the brother of Stephen Harrison…

Ten years given for second-degree murder

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A jury deliberated for a little more than an hour Thursday before convicting a Pulaski County man of second-degree murder and acquitting him of arson…

Ryan Pelton returning to Pulaski

Ryan Pelton returning to Pulaski

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Ryan Pelton, a.k.a. Blake Rayne, will play in Pulaski again this summer, performing the music-driven concert story of his career titled “Pieces of My Life.”…