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Ex-county employee faces embezzlement

A 37-year-old former Pulaski County employee will go on trial next month on 13 counts of embezzling money received through her duties in the county treasurer’s office. According to court…

McCarthy receives award

Pulaski attorney Thomas J. McCarthy Jr., has been recognized with a state award for exemplary service as a member of the New River Community College Local Board. At a recent…

Reward offered in Montgomery County arson fires

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for two…

Gatewood dropping faster than expected

It appears the water level at Gatewood Reservoir is dropping faster than anticipated this year, but the reason is not clear. Pulaski Parks and Facilities Director Dave Hart told members…

Victims of interstate pile-up identified

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Virginia State Police now say 75, not 50, vehicles were involved in a series of pile-ups on Interstate 77 in Carroll County Tuesday. The number of…

PCHS absences a concern

At the Nov. 9 meeting of the Pulaski County School Board, Bill Benson, Pulaski County High School teacher, presented a concern about constant absences within the school. Statistics presented later…

Mother to be sentenced today

A Pulaski woman, convicted of second-degree murder in the methadone overdose death of her three-year-old son, is set to be officially sentenced this morning in Pulaski County Circuit Court. In…

Two killed in fog-related crashes

FANCY GAP – Two people were killed and four others critically injured Tuesday afternoon in multiple wrecks involving an estimated 50 vehicles on Interstate 77 in Carroll County. At one…

Valley Road water credits defeated

Pulaski’s mayor cast the deciding vote Tuesday that defeated a proposal to credit water bills for Valley Road residents who recently experienced problems with low pressure due to a water…

Holiday air travel advice

Thanksgiving marks the busiest time of the year at many airports, including the Roanoke Regional Airport. Passenger traffic is expected to be the greatest on Friday, Nov. 19 (the day…