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Woman renews BPOL concern

A business woman who wrote a letter to Pulaski Town Council in February expressing “disgust” with a town license tax, renewed her complaint in person Tuesday night. Patricia Aust Weeks,…

Pepper’s Ferry breaks ground for UV system

Several dozen people were on hand Thursday as Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority broke ground for its new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. Executive Director Clarke Wallcraft said the approximately…

Veterans Cemetery dedicated

By MELINDA WILLIAMS meilnda@southwesttimes.com “May these sacred grounds always be quiet and may the brave souls who sleep here find eternal peace that surpasses the worldly peace they fought for,”…

Electrical fire damages home

Less than a month ago Mabel Jenkins’ 325 Maple St. home in Pulaski was damaged by a tornado. Friday morning, an electrical short in a washing machine outlet set the…

Employees get raise, students get lockers

Pulaski County Public School employees are breathing easier after the school board’s decision to approve a two percent raise for the 2011-2012 budget. In addition, recent board decisions will increase…

NRV in ‘prolific’ development phase

Despite a struggling national economy, a local official says the New River Valley is in a “prolific” phase of economic development. Aric Bopp, executive director of New River Valley Economic…

NRV Fair making changes

At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet, New River Valley Fair will do its part to provide additional free and lower-cost entertainment when the fair comes…

Local resident to maintain cemetery

A Pulaski County native has been charged to oversee maintenance at Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery, which will be dedicated Friday at 10 a.m. John Phillips said he became interested in…

Kid’s Fishing Day is Saturday

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ second annual Kid’s Fishing Day will be held Saturday at Camp Powhatan off Max Creek Road. “We have a lot more kids registered…

Cronauer to emcee dedication

Adrian Cronauer, the Vietnam veteran on which the movie “Good Morning, Vietnam!” was based, will emcee the dedication ceremony for the new Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery Friday. Cronauer, who now…