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Parents petition for new middle school

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Parents of two Pulaski County children voiced their concerns with the county’s two current middle schools during a Tuesday school board meeting. Dr. Michelle Poore…

Think before hopping on the bunny-buying trail

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com They’re soft, cuddly, adorable and, in the past half a decade or so, have become a popular house pet — often impulse purchased at Easter. But…

Mary Draper Ingles’ story returns

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com After an 18-year absence, the popular outdoor drama based on the life of Mary Draper Ingles is slated for a summer return, making its new…

Southwest Times cited for newspaper excellence in state competition

Southwest Times cited for newspaper excellence in state competition

RICHMOND — The Southwest Times received 18 news and advertising excellence awards Saturday night at the annual Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet held at the Hilton Richmond…

Skateboarders, town council begin dialogue

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Most of them have been maneuvering their skateboards over the Pulaski skatepark since they were pre- and early teens, often moving to the adjacent tennis…

Police impersonation case still on hold

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  It’s been more than a year now since a Pulaski man is alleged to have inappropriately touched a 19-year-old female while claiming to be a police…

One-day computer workshops offered

New River Community College is offering several one-day workshops on Microsoft Office computer programs in April and May. “Excel: Intermediate” (#5505) covers managing worksheets and workbooks, advanced formatting, subtotals, range…

NRCC hosting 3-D printing workshops

For those with an interest in 3-D printing, New River Community College is offering 3-D printing workshops this month in Christiansburg and Dublin. “Introduction to 3-D Printing” (#4264) features overviews…

Town ‘heartbroken’ by manager’s death

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg Mayor Michael Barber says town staff and governing officials are “heartbroken” by this morning’s death of Town Manager Steve Biggs who shot himself…

Phoenix to spend $48.7 million, add 145 jobs

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The parent company of Phoenix Packaging is ready to spend $48.7 million to expand Dublin operations, an investment that will add 145 new jobs at…