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Challenge to increase teen and youth seat belt use kicks off in Virginia

ROANOKE—A statewide campaign among high schools and middle schools to increase seat belt usage rates among teens and youth will kick off in Virginia Sept. 16. The three-week challenge, “Save…

Local screenwriter’s movie plays at Radford Theatre

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski actor, novelist and screenwriter Rusty Whitener’s new film, “A Season of Miracles,” will play at the Radford Theatre Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. and…

Council allows IRF grant request for Dalton building

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Economic Developer John White came before council to request permission for an Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) grant. The grant is…

Funds needed for scholarship; president/wife pledge match

Funds needed for scholarship; president/wife pledge match

Through generous gifts to the New River Community College Educational Foundation, two scholarships will forever honor a Christiansburg couple known for decades of community building. When Dominion Virginia Power and…

Embezzlement charge under advisement

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A felony embezzlement charge against a Pulaski man has been taken under advisement and will be reduced to a misdemeanor in a year if he…

Governor McDonnell Announces 170 New Jobs in Pulaski County

Governor McDonnell Announces 170 New Jobs in Pulaski County

Korona S.A. to invest $18.3 million in first U.S. candle production operation RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Korona S.A., one of the largest producers of candles in…

Shomo accused of bilking investors in Ponzi scheme

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – A man who operated scooter shops in downtown Pulaski and Fairlawn was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly bilking business…

Governor making economic development announcement here Friday

The office of Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that McDonnell will be in Pulaski County Friday to make another “significant announcement regarding a new company moving to Pulaski County, creating…

Riverway 5k in Bisset Park to benefit American Heart Association

RADFORD–The Riverway 5k will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9 am and will help kick off the second annual RiverFest.   The proceeds from the event will go to the…

PulaskiFest musical acts

This year’s PulaskiFest will see a number of musical acts perform, including Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, the Breeze Brothers and Leigh Beamer. The members of Still Lonesome all have…