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PCPS superintendent issues advisory on isolated illness

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County family has been affected by an isolated illness, according to an advisory released by School Superintendent Dr.  Tom Brewster.   According to…

Transportation museum gears up for appraisal fundraiser

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Anyone who might be unsure of how much their antiques and family heirlooms are worth will be in luck next Saturday. The Raymond F. Ratcliffe…

Medicare telemarketing scam frequent in NRV

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Numerous Medicare beneficiaries across the New River Valley have been receiving fraudulent telemarketing calls, as reported to the New River Valley Agency on Aging. The Virginia…

NRCC offering new Career Studies Certificate beginning fall 2014

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC Public Relations   A new Career Studies Certificate will be available beginning with the fall 2014 semester at New River Community College. The “Preparation for Makers…

Computer science students dominate international competition with ‘Slice-n-Swipe’

Computer science students dominate international competition with ‘Slice-n-Swipe’

BLACKSBURG – For the fourth time in five years, a team of Virginia Tech doctoral students from the College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Center for Human-Computer Interaction…

County administrator sheds light on budget status

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   County Administrator Pete Huber recently sat down to share the current status of the county’s budget, as well as to explain some spending and saving…

Bike fair set for this weekend

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Draper Bike Fair will take place this Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to John Hawley, Pulaski’s former town manager…

11 Pulaski County residents receive Outstanding Student awards at NRCC

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC Public Relations   Eleven Pulaski County residents were among the 35 students announced as Outstanding Students in a curriculum / subject area at the recent President’s…

Claire Guthrie Gastañaga to deliver 2014 Graduate School Commencement address

BLACKSBURG – Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, will give the keynote address at Virginia Tech’s 2014 Graduate School Commencement ceremony to be…

NRCC to offer film and literature, acting classes for fall 2014

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC public relations assistant A film and literature course and an acting course will be offered at New River Community during the fall 2014 semester, which begins…