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Forestry needs help collecting acorns and seeds

Virginia Department of Forestry is seeking the public’s assistance in its efforts to preserve the state’s native tree species. Virginians are asked to help collect acorns and seeds from 13…

Challenging SOLs affect 2013-2014 school accreditation ratings

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) announced yesterday the percentage of Virginia schools that meet state accreditation standards dropped with the introduction of new reading,…

Absentee voting underway in Virginia

Those intending to vote by absentee ballot in the Nov. 5 general election can now do so. Friday marked the beginning of absentee voting in Virginia. To cast an absentee…

Smith named PCUW campaign chairman

The Pulaski County United Way has chosen this year’s campaign chairman in the person of Lee Smith, a Pulaski County native. Working with Lee will be community members who will…

PD offering free Child ID kits at PulaskiFest

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If your child should go missing or become a victim of abduction, would you have the information necessary to help law enforcement locate the child?…

Utt named Pulaski town manager

Town of Pulaski Mayor Jeff Worrell announced today the appointment of Shawn M. Utt as Pulaski’s new Town Manager. Utt will replace John J. Hawley who has served in the…

“Pied Piper of Percussion” to appear at Pulaskifest

“Pied Piper of Percussion” to appear at Pulaskifest

The rhythm is going to get you, at least if Steve Gryb has any say in the matter. The Miami-based drummer and entertainer, who performs over 150 shows a year,…

USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 83 celebrates 10th anniversary

USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 83 celebrates 10th anniversary

By Sharon Eifried Flotilla Staff Officer   In August 2003, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Flotilla 83 was chartered with 18 members dedicated to meeting the needs of boaters in…

Volunteers travel to rebuild one of last homes damaged by tornado

Volunteers travel to rebuild one of last homes damaged by tornado

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Doug Boston, from Cornerstone Baptist Church in Warrenton, brought a team of volunteers, including seven of his eight children, to rebuild one of the last…

Middle school consolidation hearing draws mixed responses

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   On Friday night at Pulaski County High School’s Little Theater, the Pulaski County School Board held another hearing regarding the county’s middle schools, this time…