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Input sought on housing project

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   A proposed rehabilitation project to fix up homes in the Kersey Bottom/Case Knife Road area of Pulaski is contingent on information from those living in…

State grants to boost Pulaski tourism initiatives

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Two Pulaski tourism initiatives have received matching grant funds from the state that will benefit events held in the county. Pulaski County received $5,000 to…

‘Extra hands’ benefit Free Clinic

‘Extra hands’ benefit Free Clinic

The Free Clinic of Pulaski County, Inc. is again busy with clinical rotations from area colleges. “We are thrilled to have these students here,” says Executive Director Debbie Suddarth. “With…

Hiwassee woman admits meth charge

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE — A 30-year-old Hiwassee woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Roanoke Wednesday to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Like her co-defendant, William Ray…

Roanoke doctor admits child porn, drug charges

ROANOKE — A Roanoke County doctor pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally prescribing oxycodone and receiving child pornography. Internist Steven Joseph Collins, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of…

Civil War battlefields workshop Feb. 28

Civil War battlefields workshop Feb. 28

SALTVILLE — Virginia Department of Historic Resources is sponsoring a one-day regional workshop Feb. 28 to highlight the vital role not-for-profit preservation organizations can play as partners in the preservation…

Senate passes ‘Tebow Bill’ for homeschoolers

By Sarah Drury Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow home-schooled students to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, debate…

Winter’s last cold gasp

By Lynn Adams editor@southwesttimes.com   The prevailing dumb question for about the past week has been “Is it cold enough for you?” If it hasn’t been cold enough for you,…

APCo not expecting widespread outages

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com In anticipation of today’s extreme temperatures and wind chills, Appalachian Power Co. officials say they have been monitoring their distribution system to assure reliability. “We do…

Study: Pulaski an affordable place to live

Study: Pulaski an affordable place to live

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski ranks seventh among the 10 most affordable places to live in Virginia, according to SmartAsset.com. The New York City financial technology company determined the rankings…