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Utt named Pulaski town manager

Utt named Pulaski town manager

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A man often said to be instrumental in attracting manufacturers to Pulaski County over the past few years is the new town manager for Pulaski.…

State Fair memorializing Trooper Fox with plaque

State Fair memorializing Trooper Fox with plaque

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   DOSWELL – Virginia State Fair will memorialize late Virginia State Trooper Andrew D. Fox with a plaque dedication ceremony to be held in Doswell Oct.…

New brush site opened in Pulaski

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Public Service Authority (PSA) has opened a new “brush only” disposal site for yard waste off Route 99 in the town of Pulaski.…

County defends Akers and recreation department

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Administrator Peter Huber and the board of supervisors threw their support behind the county recreation park and its director, Anthony Akers, Monday night. The…

Marcus Ford annual 5K Memorial set for Saturday

The Marcus Ford 5K Memorial run/walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at the New River Valley Mall entrance to the Huckleberry Trail, Christiansburg.   Ford graduated from Christiansburg High…

Menagerie exhibition to close with reception

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV) will host a closing reception for one of its most popular exhibitions, Menagerie, this coming Sunday…

Canned goods drive touches PulaskiFest

The Day To Serve: Feed the Hungry, Save the Planet, a cooperative event between the governors of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the mayor of D.C., which runs from Sept.…

NRCC to offer iPad course for teachers

New River Community College will offer two sessions of “Enhancing Instruction with iPads” at Montgomery County Technology Center in Christiansburg this fall. The hands-on course will prepare classroom teachers to…

Snowville named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School

Snowville Elementary faculty, staff and students found out during a special assembly that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had recognized Snowville as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. The…

Virginia Tech victim supports background checks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre is speaking out in support of mandatory background checks for all gun sales. Colin Goddard spoke in Nashville on…