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Hospital creates new award to recognize outstanding employees

Hospital creates new award to recognize outstanding employees

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is recognized nationally for providing high-quality care. Chief Executive Officer Mark Nichols credits much of the hospital’s success to its employees. It’s the reason the hospital created…

Artists’ reception gives a taste of culture

Artists’ reception gives a taste of culture

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   If you can enjoy tapas—Spanish cuisine’s answer to appetizers—in the world of food, why not in the realm of art? This was the driving principle…

Flannel pajama collection leads to endowed scholarship

Flannel pajama collection leads to endowed scholarship

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC public relations   It all started with several years’ worth of red flannel pajamas. In perhaps one of the most unique stories behind a New River…

‘Community Conversations’ identify needs of aging community

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   In April, New River Valley Agency on Aging (AOA) hosted five Community Conversations on Aging throughout its service area, which includes the counties of Floyd,…

Wythe County launches inmate litter pickup program

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Roadways throughout Wythe County will become a little cleaner as a result of an effort by the county’s Board of Supervisors to use more inmate…

Flotilla 83 offering Vessel Safety Checks

Flotilla 83 offering Vessel Safety Checks

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 83 will offer several Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) at Claytor Lake during the months of July and August. The checks…

Rains prompting emergency declaration

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Board of Supervisors has called a special meeting for Monday to officially declare a local emergency as a result of the recent abundance…

SAT prep class still accepting registrations

New River Community College is still accepting registrations for its SAT (college admission test) preparation course to be held at the Christiansburg campus later this month The course will be…

Dora greenhouse project hits snag

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A proposal to refurbish the Dora Highway greenhouses for community use has hit a snag that befalls many projects – the cost. Scott McElfresh said…

Council considers water deposits and recycling grant

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   In addition to other business during last week’s Pulaski Town Council meeting, council heard concerns from a citizen and voted on two motions, one on…