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Water treatment plant in the process of improvement

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   After two years of planning and discussion regarding funding, long overdue upgrades to the Town of Pulaski’s Water Treatment Facility will begin this summer. The…

New passing law takes effect July 1

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Passing motorists will have to leave a little more distance between their vehicle and bikes, mopeds and some other forms of transportation on Virginia roads come…

Byrd nominated for fourth term as VAPDC officer

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com     Kevin Byrd, executive director of New River Valley Planning District Commission (NRVPDC), has been nominated to serve as an officer for Virginia Association of…

Griffith introduces the Cell Phone Freedom Act

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   U.S. Congressman and Virginia Ninth District Representative Morgan Griffith introduced The Cell Phone Freedom act on Tuesday, which would prevent government officials from remotely disabling…

Camping event slated at Claytor Lake

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Individuals and families will have a chance to take part in a “good old-fashioned camping experience” this weekend as Claytor Lake State Park joins in the…

Drop-off sites set for lake cleanup

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Those participating in Saturday’s cleanup day at Claytor Lake will have three choices of drop-off sites for the trash and debris removed from the lake. The…

Special singing at Thornspring Methodist Church

Thornspring United Methodist Church will host a special singing Sunday, June 29. “By His Grace” will take the stage at 6 p.m. at the church located at 5670 Thornspring Church…

Volvo investing $69 million in NRV plant

A $69 million investment in state-of-the art equipment, processes and plant redesign will further improve manufacturing efficiency and vehicle quality at Volvo’s New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin.…

Beloved reverend retires after 17 years of ministry

By JENNIFER WADE Jennifer@southwesttimes.com   Reverend Vickie Houk, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church of Pulaski, will step behind her pulpit for her final time Sunday morning, June 29. After 17 years…

Auditor: Dublin in ‘mighty good shape’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Given current economic conditions, Dublin “did very well” and is in “mighty, mighty good shape,” according to certified public accountant Ronnie L. Johnson. Johnson, with Johnson…