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Griffith meets with Pulaski officials

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   On Thursday morning in the town engineer’s chambers, U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith stopped in for an informal meeting with the town of Pulaski’s employees. Present…

Evaluation deems man incompetent for trial

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 66-year-old Pulaski man facing three sex-related charges was determined Friday to be incompetent to stand trial, thus delaying his case until at least December.…

Defendant: methadone was just ‘Band-Aid’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Dublin man says his decision to undergo methadone treatment for an opiate addiction ended up being “more of a Band-Aid than a fix.” Barry…

Warlords MC to host two events

SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   The Warlords Motorcycle Club (MC), NRV Chapter, is hosting Riverfest 2013 Sept. 13 through 15, with a poker run in support of the Wounded Warrior Foundation…

Fall shaping up to be particularly colorful

Fall shaping up to be particularly colorful

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Fall is shaping up to be particularly colorful in the mid-Atlantic region this year. Scott McElfresh, agriculture extension agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension, said the…

Start of fall story time changed

Pulaski County Library System has changed the starting date for fall story times from Tuesday, Sept. 10, to Tuesday, Sept. 17. Story times are available for children ages 12 months…

WCC monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree set for Sept. 21

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring Rich in Tradition and the South Carolina Broadcasters , Saturday,…

Friends of Peak Creek cleanup next weekend

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “We’ve only been together since February,” says Friends of Peak Creek co-founder and president, Vickie Houk, “so we’ve made tremendous progress.” The group, which modeled…

Ertl the cat removed from Tractor Supply Co.

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Heather Steele of Tractor Supply Co. had her cat, Ertl, evicted from the store premises during pet appreciation week, while she was on vacation Aug.…

Arrrr! It’s time to ‘Talk Like a Pirate’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Ahoy matey! All able bodied sailors are invited to take in the sails and make their way to Pulaski Library Thursday, Sept. 19, for “Talk…