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VDOT announces potential delays, lane closures this week

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has announced a number of projects to occur on roadways in our area over the next week, as crews repair asphalt and bridges and…

YMCA seeking partnership with town

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski’s Hensel Eckman YMCA has declared its intention to address the health, fitness and nutritional issues of the community, stated interim director Dan Grubb at…

Dublin expecting 2013-14 budget shortfall

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Just like many localities, the town of Dublin is coming up short on revenues to cover proposed expenditures during the coming 2013-14 fiscal year, which…

Casserole tasting at senior center

Casserole tasting at senior center

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com “My motto is cooking in 15 minutes or less. Almost everybody goes to family reunions or church dinners, and it’s good to have a simple dish…

Sups reject navigational buoys at Claytor Lake

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Each saying he has yet to find a single constituent in favor of navigational buoys at Claytor Lake, Pulaski County supervisors unanimously declined Monday to support…

Police seize cash, drugs from Pulaski home

Police seize cash, drugs from Pulaski home

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski police and officers with the Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force seized drugs and more than $7,000 in cash from a Pulaski home last…

Radford City breaks ground on ‘Safe Route to School’

Radford City breaks ground on ‘Safe Route to School’

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Construction on Radford’s Second Avenue-Park Road Safe Routes to School Improvement Project began in early March, and was marked last week by a ground breaking…

Pawnshop owners expecting little change after new law

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Current Virginia law states that pawnshops must see a government-issued identification from sellers, and give the police a daily report of each seller’s name, address…

Group aims to clean up Peak Creek

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The Friends of Peak Creek formally introduced itself to Pulaski at Tuesday night’s town council meeting with a presentation early in the evening. The newly-formed…

Elderly financial abuse costs seniors $2.9 billion annually

By J.R. SCHRADER The Southwest Times   An estimated one million older Americans lose $2.9 billion each year through the financial abuse of the elder generation. The perpetrators are not…