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DeHaven golf cart hearing Monday

Pulaski County residents will have an opportunity Monday to weigh in on a proposed ordinance to legalize golf and utility carts on two roads near DeHaven Park. The Board of…

Fire destroys historic home

Fire engulfed a historic Draper home Saturday, leaving it a total loss. Dalford Phillips, chief of Draper Volunteer Fire Department, said firefighters responded to the home at the corner of…

Big Event a big success

The Refreshing Center, formerly known as the Church of God, hosted a successful community outreach back to school program on Sunday. Church members have been working for more than five…

Budget correction

A story in The Southwest Times’ Sunday, Aug. 15 edition incorrectly reported figures on the Pulaski County School budget for the 2009-10 school year. The total budget was $37,867,018 and…

Pulaski Council to contemplate Rt. 99, Exit 94

The Route 99 corridor and Exit 94 will once again be topics of discussion by Pulaski Town Council at its monthly work session Tuesday. According to the meeting agenda, Virginia…

Schools miss education marks

A report released by the Virginia Department of Education indicates that six of eight Pulaski County schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) guidelines established by the federal No…

Memorial Drive churches burgled

Items taken during a burglary at two area churches have been recovered, according to Pulaski police. Detective Division Lt. Mike Hudson said the break-ins occurred sometime between Sunday and Monday…

Volvo starting to see ‘positive signs’

After having numerous layoffs over the past few years, Volvo Trucks North America recently started bringing back some workers Over the last four weeks, about 30 employees have been recalled…

Former Newbern doctor lived a life of love, giving

Ask anyone fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her, and they will describe a woman full of light and love. Although petite in stature, former Newbern doctor Yonne “Doc”…

Federal funding for water system coming

Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher was to hold a press conference this morning to announce federal funding he says will “significantly improve” Pulaski County’s water infrastructure. The announcement was scheduled…