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Virginia state Sen. Phil Puckett resigning

RICHMOND  (AP) — Democratic Sen. Phil Puckett is resigning from the state Senate and is now being considered for a high-level job with the GOP-controlled Virginia tobacco commission, state officials…

County getting new state trooper

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Scott County native who graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy Friday will begin his career in Pulaski County this week. Trooper Wayne L.…

Six gardens featured on local garden tour

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pond and grief relief gardens are among landscapes visitors will see during this month’s Third Annual Town & Country Garden Tour of Pulaski County. The…

Appalachian art impacts South African children

Appalachian art impacts South African children

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Appalachian artist Willard Gayheart, whose art and music recently showcased at the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, is continuing to make an impression…

LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski announces May 2014 Winner of Service Excellence Award

LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski announces May 2014 Winner of Service Excellence Award

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski announce this week that Shuzhen Wang, RN, was recently selected as the Service Excellence Employee of the Month for May. According to LewisGale…

PCPS to provide summer meals for kids

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Public Schools (PCPS) will be participating in the Summer Food Service program, providing meals to all children in the county at no charge.…

Piano students presented in recitals

Piano students of Linda B. Hawks were presented with three recitals on Sunday, May 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Participants in the 2 p.m. recital were: Brooke Quesenberry, Emily King,…

Michele Keesling honored as Nurse of the Year for LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski

Michele Keesling honored as Nurse of the Year for LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski recently named Michele Keesling, RN, as 2014 Nurse of the Year for her commitment to excellence in nursing. According to LewisGale Marketing Communication Manager…

Resources help keep seniors safe at home

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Nearly half of home accidents involving senior citizens are preventable, so a local senior care service is offering free resources and tips to help keep…

Social Services receives Foster Families training through VA Cooperative Extension

Foster families are a unique and important part of communities nationwide.  Foster parents provide a temporary and often permanent home for youth whose biological parents are unable to care for…