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Second meeting on Draper school set

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   It’s been over a year since residents of the Draper community gathered with county officials to discuss possible uses of the former Draper Elementary School…

Stabbing nets prison sentence

Stabbing nets prison sentence

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Dublin man will have to serve a little over a year in prison for stabbing his friend during an altercation in March. Paris Edward…

Man admits sexual assault on child

Man admits sexual  assault on child

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A 37-year-old Pulaski man pleaded guilty Monday to the aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 13. Steven Ray Sheppard entered his guilty…

School study advises construction options at meeting

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Build new schools or renovate the old? In a called school board meeting Thursday night, architectural and engineering firm OWPR gave their report to board members…

Bridge repair requires lane closure on I-81 in Pulaski County

SALEM – A right lane closure is in place on southbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 94.7 due to repairs to a pothole in the bridge over New River Trail…

New YMCA director chosen

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “It’s hard not to be enthusiastic about this position and this Y and about Pulaski,” said new Hensel Eckman YMCA Executive Director Allison Haller Hunter.…

Free meals available for eligible children

By LAURA ENDERSON Special to the SWT   Pulaski County Public Schools are once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program that provides meals to all children ages 2-18…

Roseanne Cash to play at BRMC next Friday

Roseanne Cash to play at BRMC next Friday

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Roseanne Cash and John Leventhal will perform a concert along with Wayne Henderson and Friends at the Blue Ridge Music Center near Galax on Friday,…

State Police investigate fatal crash on I-77

CARROLL CO. – Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a South Carolina man Friday. According to a State Police press release, a Mitsubishi…

VDOT holding citizen meeting on I-81 bridges

RADFORD – Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting in Radford June 25 on a proposed project to replace the Interstate 81 bridges over the New River…