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‘Oz’ just as ‘impressive’ 75 years later

‘Oz’ just as ‘impressive’ 75 years later

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The first time Don Mabry saw “The Wizard of Oz” in a theatre he was seven years old and accompanied his aunt to Pulaski Theatre.…

Governor McAuliffe announces next steps in SOL reform process

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com On Tuesday, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the process for the nomination and appointment of members to the Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee. The 2014 General…

It’s time to take the kids fishing

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pack up your fishing gear and head out to Camp Powhatan Saturday to enjoy a day of free fun with the kids during Virginia Department…

LewisGale nurses share what they love most about the profession

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Salem – Caring for patients is more than a career for many LewisGale Regional Health System nurses, it’s a life passion. In celebration of Nurses’…

One man charged in Blacksburg drug bust

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   One man has been charged after police uncovered a drug lab at University Terrace Apartments in Blacksburg this past weekend. The man, Jerelle Downing, 23,…

Worrell re-elected mayor, Penn elected to town council

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com The results for Pulaski’s general municipal election are in, and Jeff Worrell has been re-elected for another two year term as mayor for the Town of…

Parks plan activities for National Kids to Parks Day

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Claytor Lake and New River Trail state parks are offering special activities to encourage children to get out and explore during National Kids to Parks…

DMS teacher receives national recognition

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Public School teacher Dr. Sandra Cauthen has been selected as Summer Scholar for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Cauthen, who teaches…

Critzer preschoolers rev up with Harley Davidson riders

Critzer preschoolers rev up with Harley Davidson riders

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Preschoolers at Critzer Elementary got the rare opportunity to learn about motorcycles with an up close and personal demonstration from actual Harley Davidson riders on…

Governor approves bipartisan mental health bill

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A month after being approved by the General Assembly, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed House Bill 206 into law at the beginning…