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Council votes on fixed water service rates, capital improvement plan

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Multiple items were brought up for motion at Tuesday’s Pulaski town council meeting, including a proposed increase in fixed service for water charges and the…

Public silent on Dublin tax hike, surcharge

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   No one turned out Thursday evening to speak during public hearings on a real estate tax increase and water surcharge for the town of Dublin.…

Dublin council OKs tax increase, surcharge

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Dublin Town Council unanimously voted Thursday night to increase real estate taxes by 5 cents and impose a $4.29 surcharge on each water bill to…

Long-time fugitive’s burglary charges dropped

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A North Carolina man being sought in connection with two residential burglaries in Draper in 2006 was arrested in March, but he won’t have to…

Lucy Lynn’s postpones grand opening for festival

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Tammy Lytton of Lucy Lynn’s Li’l Touch of Home says she’ll be holding off her new store’s grand opening until next weekend. Lytton says her…

Forest Service announces fee waiver for National Get Outdoors Day

ROANOKE–The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a fee-free day on June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active, outdoor…

Claytor Lake Festival this Saturday

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The annual Claytor Lake Festival is set for Saturday, June 8 at Claytor Lake State Park. This will be the festival’s 16th year. The festival…

Volvo unveiling industry-first truck today

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks is joining with the California governor’s office and another company this morning to unveil an “industry-first” heavy-duty truck that uses…

Calfee hosting VHSL semi-finals Friday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Historic Calfee Park in southeast Pulaski will host two Virginia High School League AA semi-final championship baseball games Friday. The games should prove to be…

Ride helps with boy’s funeral expenses

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A benefit ride will be held Saturday to help raise money to pay funeral expenses for Darin Conner, a six-year-old boy who died in an…