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PCPC once again offering faith-based substance abuse training

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com With substance abuse and use issues being addressed in only about 27 percent of faith communities, a local organization is sponsoring training to provide faith-based leaders…

FAC offering classes for adults and children

Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley is offering a series of classes for children and adults this fall at the Main Gallery in downtown Pulaski. Art for Children…

Treat trail participants should sign up soon

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Merchants and organizations planning to take part in Pulaski’s Halloween Treat Trail are urged to sign up soon so the map and list of participants…

Guardrails prevent potential loss of life

Guardrails prevent potential loss of life

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Guardrails on Interstate 81 stopped an out-of-control pickup truck from careening head-on into traffic Monday, thus averting a potential loss of life. This is “a…

Jury acquits man of malicious wounding

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   It took a jury just 20 minutes Friday to acquit a Pulaski man of pushing another man down a flight of 15 steps in 2012.…

Failure to return from funeral costs inmate

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   An inmate who failed to report back to jail after being temporarily released for her father’s funeral will be serving over five years in prison…

Stadium Woods: saved

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   After months of debate and negotiation, Virginia Tech’s Stadium Woods, an approximately dozen-acre stand of old-growth trees, has been spared. The Tech Athletics Department had…

NRV Agency on Aging planning fundraising event

The New River Valley Agency on Aging is planning its second annual fundraising event Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. The theme for this year’s event is “Healthy Aging…

Friends pay tribute to young life lost

Friends pay tribute to young life lost

Twenty-seven-year-old Ashley Nicole Bowers, of Dublin, fought a three year battle with leukemia before it ended Sept. 5, 2013. She was a 2004 graduate of Pulaski County High School, and…

School board sees presentation on 3D printer, medieval weapon

School board sees presentation on 3D printer, medieval weapon

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Many come to Pulaski County school board meetings for updates on the school system; few come to witness a medieval siege engine display. Those who…