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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…

VCU, Richmond tackling youth-suicide prevention

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – According to clinical studies, college-aged students are two times more likely to attempt or commit suicide than any other age group,…

Municipal elections coming up this Tuesday

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The 2014 municipal elections will take place on Tuesday. May 6, as some town officials in Pulaski County will be running for re-election, and a…

Akers named interim assistant administrator

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Anthony Akers, head of Pulaski County’s recreation programs, has been named to serve as interim assistant county administrator, effective May 24. Current assistant administrator Robert…

‘The Marketplace’ looking to accept SNAP payments

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SNAP recipients may be able to buy fresh, locally grown produce this summer at The Marketplace, Pulaski’s farmers’ market. U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded…

County opting out of storm water program

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Thanks to legislation passed during the 2014 Virginia General Assembly, Pulaski County will be able to opt out of Virginia’s “Stormwater Management Program” and let…

Maple Shade Inn remains alive

Maple Shade Inn remains alive

By J.R. Schrader Editor Emeritus   Maple Shade Inn. That identifying name will always be a part of the Town of Pulaski’s history. The name is known by many people who…