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Blasting scheduled on I-81 this week in Montgomery County

SALEM – In order to reconstruct an unstable slope on southbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 124 in Montgomery County, periodic blasting is scheduled to begin this week. This area…

Governor McDonnell announces adoption initiative

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “Welcoming children into our hearts and homes is one of the best examples of Virginia’s hallmark generosity and kindness,” said Gov. Bob McDonnell as he…

4-H selling flower bulbs to raise funds

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com     Pulaski County 4-H is selling flower bulbs to help raise money for its Youth Development programs. 4-H Youth Development offers a variety of “dynamic,…

BondCote Corporation graduates VALET program

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com BondCote was among 12 companies across the Commonwealth to graduate from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program. The corporation…

Public complying with new moped laws

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Local law enforcement officials have responded to questions about Virginia’s new moped laws, indicating riders in our area have taken heed of the regulations. July 1…

Camp Dickenson golf tourney gearing up

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   It’s almost time for golfers to pack up their clubs and head to Draper Valley Golf Course to help raise money for Camp Dickenson. Entries…

SBE launches online third party registration training

RICHMOND – The State Board of Elections (SBE) has introduced online third party voter registration training for groups and individuals to complete required state training. The online training will assist…

Early action may save tomato/potato crops

This season’s wet conditions continue to plague tomato and potato growers in Southwest Virginia, but early action could help save the crop from late blight. According to Scott McElfresh, agriculture…

Humane Society seeking donations for yard sale

Pulaski County Humane Society is seeking donations of items to sell at the group’s “Super Fantastic Yard Sale.” The sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 a.m. at…

Probe into Frontier Village fire continuing

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com     Officials know the origin of the fire that destroyed most of Frontier Village July 15, but the cause remains uncertain. Pulaski Fire Marshal Todd…