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Pulaski lifts burning ban

Although this week’s rain showers prompted the Town of Pulaski to lift its open air burning ban effective today, citizens still are advised to use caution whenever burning outside. Pulaski…

New River Valley Fair opens Monday

It’s an event many people from throughout Southwest Virginia look forward to each year and it opens tomorrow. The week-long New River Valley Fair kicks off at 5 p.m. Monday…

Rape charge filed

A 53-year-old Christiansburg man has been charged with raping a minor in Pulaski County in the late 1980s. According to Virginia State Police, Ronald Lee Rife of Snapdragon Lane was…

Digitization Project nearing goal

We are pleased to announce the joint venture to raise $25,000 for The Southwest Times Digitization Project is nearing its goal. In March, the Pulaski County Library and The Southwest…

Jones returns to coach Cougars

The Pulaski County High School football team has a new head coach and he is no stranger to the area or the program. Todd Jones, a former wide receiver for…

D’Amico arrested for soliciting murder

A Pulaski County physician is being held at New River Valley Regional Jail without bond on unrelated charges of soliciting murder and sexual battery. According to Pulaski County Sheriff Jim…

Dora project providing new housing

The Dora Highway Revitalization Project has been underway for many months and is moving full steam ahead. A large portion of the project involves Community Housing Partners (CHP) building six…

‘Granddad Bandit’ sought by Feds

RICHMOND – The FBI, along several Virginia law enforcement agencies, are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man believed to be responsible for 26 bank robberies, including one in…

NSAL honors humane societies

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – Pulaski and Wythe counties’ humane societies were among three Virginia animal rescue organizations recently honored with Spirit of Compassion Awards from North Shore Animal League America.…

Pulaski recognized for water quality

The Town of Pulaski’s water treatment plant is among 80 plants statewide recognized for excellence in filtration and treatment processes. The treatment plant, off Randolph Avenue, received a bronze award…