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VEA appeals for increased school funding as teacher pay ranking drops

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com One day after new data showed Virginia teacher pay dropping to 37th in the nation, Virginia Education Association President Meg Gruber called on Governor McAuliffe and…

PCHS hosts dinner to raise money for new uniforms

PCHS hosts dinner to raise money for new uniforms

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   PCHS Golden Cougar Marching Band will host dinner and a concert featuring The Old Pros Big Band Orchestra of New River Community College March 29…

Teenage murder suspect apprehended in Montgomery County

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   On Sunday March 16, deputies from the Montgomery County Sherriff’s office apprehended Joseph William Minoglio, 19, of Keedysville, Md. According to a news release from…

Blacksburg selected for U.S. Navy Band’s 2014 National Tour

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   America’s Navy is coming home to Blacksburg, one of 18 cities in six states selected to host a performance by the United States Navy Band…

Safe Haven director receives state award

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Ellen Mitchell, executive director of the all-volunteer Safe Haven Child Visitation Centers of the New River Valley, has been selected to receive a 2014 Child…

Video production class helps PCHS students edit life skills

Video production class helps PCHS students edit life skills

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Students in Greg Hawks’ video production classes at Pulaski County High School are getting the opportunity to showcase their work in the real world, as…

‘California Dreaming’ a huge success

‘California Dreaming’ a huge success

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   This past Tuesday people gathered at Pulaski Theatre to enjoy a little surf and sun fun as “California Dreaming” took the stage. Produced for National…

Mabry Mill restoration temporarily closing road

MEADOWS OF DAN – A section of Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 174 to Milepost 177.5 will close on Monday, March 17, to begin restoration activities at Mabry Mill. The…

Watch out for Internet loan scam

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Police Department warns citizens not to let a “flashy” website entice them into becoming a victim of an Internet loan scam that’s making the…

VDOF puts new firefighting equipment in the field

VDOF puts new firefighting equipment in the field

The Virginia Department of Forestry has improved its ability to respond to wildfires in the Commonwealth by upgrading several pieces of fire equipment in its suppression fleet. Five new wildland…