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Unemployment claims increase slightly in May

On the whole, unemployment figures rose slightly statewide and in Southwest Virginia in May, while the national jobless market showed a slight improvement. Pulaski County’s unemployment rate dropped by nearly…

Pulaski approves 2010-11 budget

Pulaski Town Council unanimously approved its 2010-11 Fiscal Year Budget Tuesday, and voted 5-1 to approve a $200,000 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The budget includes a six-cent increase in the…

New jobs coming to Wytheville

WYTHEVILLE – Eighty-four new jobs will soon be coming to Wytheville when a company formed in 2009 breaks off from its parent company and expands into a new facility. Lt.…

Sanctions pending against Cougar Football Program

Virginia High School League sanctions are pending against the Pulaski County High School football program. The school has sent a report detailing a violation against the Cougar football program to…

Board approves school renovation

In a 3-2 vote Monday night, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors agreed to appropriate $150,000 to renovate the old Governor’s School building at Pulaski County High School. Expressing concern that…

Train Station completion expected in the fall

Pulaski officials had hoped to have the train station completed in time for a June dedication, but it looks as though it will be a bit longer before the job…

Farmer to auction museum items

Auctioneer and Appraiser Ken Farmer of Radford will assist the Town of Pulaski with a July auction of surplus items from the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Museum. Farmer, who serves…

Virginia gets $1.5 million for training

WASHINGTON – Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner announced Friday that Virginia has been awarded $1,498,683 from the Department of Labor for on-the-job training programs to help Virginians get…

Fallen building still in limbo

It’s been three months since a building on Main Street collapsed, but Town of Pulaski officials say they are still working with the owner to have the lot cleared. By…

Garwood named fire marshal

Exactly two years from the day he was named Pulaski’s deputy fire marshal, Todd Garwood will take over July 1 as head fire marshal for the town. A native of…