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Predator drone now part of Calif. wildfire battle

GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — As crews advanced against a giant wildfire around Yosemite National Park, fire commanders said they would maintain use of a Predator drone to give them early…

BBB warns of government grant scam

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Residents in Western Virginia are receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the U.S. Government offering substantial grant funds to consumers with “clean credit…

Hospital adopts color-coded uniforms helping patients better identify staff

Hospital adopts color-coded uniforms helping patients better identify staff

The word “uniform” is defined as “a distinctive set of clothes worn to identify somebody’s occupation, affiliation, or status”.  Years ago the nurses’ white caps identified them as nurses. Patients…

Could more jobs be on the horizon?

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Board of Supervisors no longer has a goal of using the former TMD Friction Building for a wellness center. While that may come…

County ok’s funds for PCHS baseball project

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The booster club for Pulaski County High School’s baseball program may be getting some financial backing from the county for a new project it has…

Bald eagles in our area

Bald eagles in our area

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Sightings of bald eagles at Gatewood Reservoir and Claytor Lake have been reported in recent months. According to a guide issued by the Virginia Department…

Farris in favor of short-term rentals

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Former Pulaski County supervisor Dr. Bruce Farris says preventing tourists from renting Claytor Lake homes for vacation will “help kill tourism in Pulaski County.” The…

Full punishment dished out to violator

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski sex offender received the maximum sentence Monday for violating probation for the fourth time in just over seven years. “I really don’t believe…

TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND I-81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO CLOSE DUE TO UNSTABLE SLOPE

SALEM – Beginning at 4:30 p.m. today, both lanes of southbound Interstate 81 in Montgomery County near Blacksburg will close starting at mile marker 132 due to an unstable slope.…

SERCAP Announces Employment Advancement program for TANF participants

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP) is excited to announce a new employment advancement program for TANF participants in Virginia. Through a grant by the Virginia Department of Social…