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Spring wildfire season approaching

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com It happens every year, February through April. Virginia’s spring wildfire season is on the horizon, and the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is hoping citizens will…

1918 flu impacts Pulaski County

Nearly 95 years ago an invisible pestilence invaded the town of Pulaski, leaving behind 125 deceased county citizens, 92 who were town residents. The flu epidemic of 1918 struck locally…

Renewal of Conservation Tax Incentive Aids New River Landowners

PULASKI – Farmers in Pulaski and surrounding counties who want to conserve their family farms can now benefit from a recent tax change that could eliminate their federal taxes for…

Steam train excursion passing through March 9

Steam train excursion passing through March 9

        By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The Southern Railway 630 steam locomotive that stopped in Pulaski last summer will be passing through Pulaski in March on a round-trip…

Boyd ready to hand over reins

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com For almost 16 years, Sherry Boyd has held the reins of the town of Pulaski’s Finance Department, but come June she’s ready to hand them over…

Space still open in Zumba Fitness class

Looking to work off extra pounds put on during the holidays? New River Community College still has space available in a Zumba Fitness class being held on Tuesday and Thursday…

Rounding up helps kids get a ‘Reality Check’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Each time you Round Up your purchase at Goodwill over the next few months, you’ll help area middle and high school students get a “Reality Check”…

Parrott man released from hospital

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A 31-year-old Pulaski County man critically injured in a Jan. 24 altercation in Parrott is no longer hospitalized at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Hosptial spokesman Eric…

Make a Valentines date with ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

Make a Valentines date with ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Make plans with your sweetheart to spend an evening in the company of “The Marvelous Wonderettes” as Springer Theatricals brings the lively 50s and 60s song-and-dance…

Wind storm damage tops $200k

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Last week’s straight-line wind event caused more than $200,000 in damage in Pulaski County, including $60,000 at New River Valley Fairgrounds, according to county officials. Assistant…