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Autism Walk slated for Saturday in Giles County

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The Giles County Autism Focus Group’s annual Autism Walk will be held this Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. “We’re raising awareness for…

Vet’s new home gets some ‘curb appeal’

Vet’s new home gets some ‘curb appeal’

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com By midday Saturday, dozens of volunteers had laid most of the sod and teamed up to add some curb appeal to the home being built for…

Local man guilty of sexual battery on child

Local man guilty of sexual battery on child

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   It took a Pulaski County jury only 20 minutes Monday to return a guilty verdict against a Hiwassee man charged with the sexual battery of…

Transportation Initiative focuses on regional needs

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The Virginia Interfaith Council hosted a presentation by the New River Valley Livability Initiative, a three-year grant project through the New River Valley Planning District Commission,…

Pulaski County Public Schools launches new division website

Pulaski County Public Schools recently launched a newly redesigned website that complements many of the system’s academic departments, schools, information resources, and services. The website, www.pcva.us, is designed to be…

Long-awaited day is almost here: Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum will be dedicated next weekend

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It was a dream many felt would never materialize, but the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum, “The Ratcliffe,” finally has a home to call its…

Police investigating brief ‘abductions’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   RADFORD – Radford authorities are investigating two “suspicious” incidents in which a teenage female was reportedly held briefly against her will by a masked man…

Critzer Pre-K gets revved up by learning

Critzer Pre-K gets revved up by learning

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Erica Lytton’s Critzer Elementary pre-K class learns by Creative Curriculum: the students decide on a topic that interests them, and Lytton builds her lesson plan…

‘Relay Recess’ puts kids in motion for a cause

‘Relay Recess’ puts kids in motion for a cause

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Elementary School students took to the walking track on a sunny Friday afternoon to do their part in raising funds and awareness for the American…

Power infrastructure eliminates county from APCo program

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Wythe County is one of two Virginia localities that meet criteria for a new Appalachian Power Co. program designed to aid economic development, but Pulaski…