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Town council deadlocks on budget, finally passes

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   After voting on two other issues that required a tiebreaker, Pulaski Town Council ended in a stalemate over adopting the next fiscal year’s budget at…

NRCC to offer SAT prep course in Christiansburg

A preparation course for the SAT, the college admission test, will be offered at New River Community College’s site at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg from July 22-25.…

BBB warns of post-storm contractor scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Western Virginia is advising consumers affected by recent powerful storms to be on the lookout for storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting homeowners and…

G-REACH makes connections in Giles County

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Giles County has a new non-emergency health transportation service known as Giles County Rural Equity in Access to Community Health, or G-REACH. The service is…

Charges certified in NRCC shooting case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   All charges were to a grand jury Tuesday in the case of a 19-year-old Christiansburg man accused of shooting two people at New River Community…

School Board discusses ‘BYOD’ program

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Is it time for Pulaski County’s schools to go digital with learning? At last Thursday night’s school board meeting, Director of Technology Tim Barnes gave…

Middle schools to get resource officers

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When Pulaski and Dublin middle school students return to the classroom this fall they’ll find a School Resource Officer (SRO) among their school’s staff. Pulaski…

Find yourself at Bluecat on the New

Find yourself at Bluecat on the New

  By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Tucked away in one of the many bends of one of the oldest rivers in the world, Bluecat on the New is a gem,…

More than 640 classes available at NRCC this fall

More than 640 classes, including over 200 distance education offerings, will be available this fall semester at New River Community College. Fall registration is in progress. Classes begin Monday, Aug.…

Radford Theatre premieres to city’s delight

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “This is where I saw my first movie. It was a comic book movie as well, the Tim Burton ‘Batman’,” said Ben Buzzard, a Radford…