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Schools see over $125,000 in energy savings

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Public Schools saw savings in its electric and gas costs for the month of April. Compared to April 2011, the school system saved $125,575…

Lucinda Hunter Baldwin

Lucinda Hunter Baldwin, 64, of Pulaski, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 in LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski. She was born in Pulaski July 31, 1947, the daughter of the late George Maurice…

Rebuild or take cash value: School board makes decision on Draper Elementary

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com   After the tornadoes struck the county in April 2011, “What will happen to Draper Elementary School?” has been a question pondered by many.   At…

Power restoration foiled by new round of storms

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Just as progress was being made to restore power to the nearly 7,500 local customers who lost service in Friday’s storms, two more rounds of storms…

National Bank target of fake emails

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If you receive an email purported to be from National Bank of Blacksburg, it’s best to ignore it. According to the bank and Better Business Bureau…

Dublin firefighters host convention

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Dublin Fire Department recently hosted the 66th annual Southwest Virginia Firefighters Association convention. Jeff Saunders, who was 2011-12 president of the association and is a captain…

Drowning victim won’t be identified

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The identity of a 20-year-old man who drowned while swimming at the beach area at Claytor Lake State Park Monday will not be released. According to…

Man drowns at Claytor Lake park

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Claytor Lake State Park lifeguard was able to rescue one of two swimmers he noticed to be in distress Monday, but was unable to save…

Dublin sets public hearing on budget

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Dublin Town Council, Thursday night, approved a $3.4 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Town Manager Bill Parker said the budget is $201,484 higher than…

Pulaski budget OK’d, but not unanimously

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Town Council has approved its $8.25 million budget for the coming fiscal year, but the vote wasn’t unanimous. Councilmen Greg East and Joseph Goodman each…