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Tri-State Beef Conference offering new virtual tours

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WASHINGTON COUNTY – This year’s Tri-State Beef Cattle Conference will feature, for the first time, virtual tours of four outstanding beef cattle operations. The sixth…

SCC approves APCO acquisition of one power plant, denies another

RICHMOND –The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved the acquisition by Appalachian Power Company (APCO) of the remaining portion of the Amos electric generating plant that it did not…

Safe Haven issues appeal for volunteers

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Safe Haven Child Visitation Centers of the New River Valley needs you! Ellen Mitchell, Safe Haven director, said the agency is in “desperate” need of…

Council meets with Rush, Puckett over Route 99 study

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   About two thirds of Pulaski Town Council—Vice Mayor Joseph Goodman and Councilmen Greg East, Dave Clark and Jamie Radcliffe—along with Mayor Jeff Worrell and other…

NRCC to offer two new “fast-track” programs

Two new “fast-track” certificate programs will be offered at New River Community College beginning in August. One program will train students in electricity, the other will focus on medical office…

Assistant hired to run ‘The Ratcliffe’

Assistant hired to run ‘The Ratcliffe’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A former intern for Roanoke’s transportation museum has been hired to run the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum in Pulaski. William Travis Stilton of…

Tips for dealing with wildlife

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County citizens may have noticed wildlife becoming more prevalent in the area. Reports of coyotes, foxes, bears, intrusive birds and an abundance of skunks have…

Yost appointed to MLK commission

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Delegate Joseph Yost (R-Virginia’s 12th District) has been appointed to the Virginia General Assembly’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission. According to its webpage,…

Montgomery road to close for bridge repairs

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – A portion of Meadow Creek Road (Route 658), a popular shortcut between Tyler Road and Route 8 in Montgomery County, will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Aug.…

Wytheville’s George Wythe Hotel to be renovated

Wytheville’s George Wythe Hotel to be renovated

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   A historic structure in Wytheville will get another chance at life as a hotel after spending four decades as a bank.   Smith Enterprises announced…