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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…

Va. Tech blames human error for hacking attack

ROANOKE  (AP) — A Virginia Tech spokesman says human error enabled a hacking attack that exposed the driver’s license numbers of more than 16,000 job applicants. The university announced Tuesday…

Virginia opening new correctional center

INDEPENDENCE, Va. (AP) — Virginia is opening a new correctional facility in Grayson County. Gov. Bob McDonnell is set to open the River North Correctional Center on Wednesday afternoon. It’s…