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Newbern Fire Dept. receives forestry grant

Newbern Fire Deparment is one of 119 volunteer fire departments across the state to receive grant funding from the Virginia Department of Forestry to help battle wildfires. The departments will…

Red Cross giving away prizes for summer donations

The American Red Cross is seeking blood donations from those willing and able across the New River Valley and in so doing, the donors could also earn some prizes. This…

DMV to change parking placards

Concerned that information contained on its disabled (handicap) parking placards could be used for identity fraud, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will no longer require personal information be visible on…

Turner resigns as Cougar football coach

Jack Turner resigned as head football coach at Pulaski County High School Thursday afternoon. Turner was the coach of the Cougars for seven years, following coaching legend Joel Hicks, who…

Boucher plans small business seminar

Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher will host a July conference to help inform Southwest Virginia business owners and entrepreneurs of resources available for business startup and development. The workshop, entitled…

Shrewsbury spans the globe

The adventure involved 10 people in 12 countries over a period of 35 days, but it wasn’t the latest episode of "The Amazing Race." Instead, it was the journey of…

Remembrance ceremony unveils new exhibit

The public is invited to attend a “Remembrance of Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces” Saturday, July 3 at the Pulaski County Courthouse. The event will get underway at…

Hamblin promoted at PFD

Brandon W. Hamblin, a career firefighter with Pulaski Fire Department, will be the department’s newest sergeant come July 1. Pulaski Fire Chief Bill Webb announced Hamblin’s promotion to fire sergeant…

Deputy shoots man during arrest

A 32-year-old Pulaski man was airlifted to a Roanoke hospital Sunday after being shot by a police officer attempting to arrest him. According to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jeff…

‘Hams’ to display emergency skills

When it comes to emergency situations they’re often the only link with the “outside world.” That’s why “radio hams” from throughout the New River Valley will join with thousands of…