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Long range recreation study requested

Ingles District Supervisor Ranny Akers has requested an ad hoc committee be appointed to develop a long range study and plan for a recreation center to serve Pulaski County. Akers…

Director retiring in December

CHRISTIANSBURG – Andy Morikawa, executive director of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, will retire at the end of the year. “It is with feelings of both deep…

Marijuana seized

An annual marijuana eradication program netted growing and processed marijuana, firearms and seven arrests Wednesday. Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis said Virginia National Guard helicopters were used to spot the…

FBI expands hunt for Granddad Bandit

The FBI expanded a national manhunt for a bank robber who is believed to have started his spree in Virginia. The FBI launched a digital billboard campaign in over 40…

An afternoon of gratitude

Despite rain and cloudy skies, hundreds celebrated the Inaugural Neighborhood Block Party, hosted by the New Life Church of the Nazarene, located at First and South Jefferson Streets, on Saturday,…

PC School System hosting open houses

As the summer time draws to a close, the school year is quickly approaching and so are the dates for open houses, which have been announced by the Pulaski County…

PCPC holding sixth, ninth grade pool parties

The Pulaski Community Partners Coalition (PCPC) will once again hold a pool party for rising sixth and ninth graders to help them transition from one school to the next. The…

Unemployment remains steady

Area unemployment increased slightly in June, but as a whole showed marked improvement over figures from a year ago. According to Ann D. Lang, chief economist for the VEC, the…

Meeting planned on school buildings

With the issue of school-owned buildings and their maintenance repeatedly being raised by some Pulaski County citizens, area officials have decided it’s time to discuss the matter. Draper District Supervisor…

Digitization Project reaches goal

The Southwest Times Digitization Project has met the fundraising goal of $25,000. The project, a joint venture of Pulaski County Library and The Southwest Times, was the brainchild of Carol…