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School Board approves open enrollment

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   After spending the past couple of months trying to figure out what to do about health insurance for employees of Pulaski County Public Schools, the…

Joint 911 dispatch center fully activated

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County’s new Joint 911 Communications Center was fully activated Wednesday morning, meaning all local public safety calls will now be handled at a central location.…

Board declares special week for public safety dispatchers

A better week couldn’t be found for Pulaski County’s new Joint 911 Communications Center to become fully activated, as this week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Pulaski County Board…

Korona Candles lights up production

Korona Candles lights up production

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Korona Candles quality control worker Lisa Miller moves tealight candles along a recently installed production line in the Polish company’s production facility in Dublin. As…

Libraries have guides to Historic Garden Week

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   One hundred forty-six private homes and gardens will be opened to an estimated 30,000 visitors as Garden Club of Virginia celebrates its 82nd annual Historic…

Get the most out of gardening

Get the most out of gardening

Courtesy photo “Learn to grow more food in less space” is a gardening program offered at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Radford Public Library, 30 W. Main St. Participants of…

Safe Haven seeks Guns-N-Hoses sponsors

Safe Haven seeks Guns-N-Hoses sponsors

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   They say time flies when you’re having fun, and there will be a lot of fly balls and fun July 11 when Safe Haven holds…

Public comment sought on Route 11 study

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (NRV MPO) will hold a meeting Thursday to receive public comment on a study of Route 11, from Route…

Repairs at Boy Scout campground coming along

Repairs at Boy Scout campground coming along

Despite fears that Camp Powhatan would not be open for summer camp due to overwhelming costs associated with the dam’s needed repairs, recent progress shows that the lake could be…

Midkiff named general manager for Times

Jarrod Midkiff, a newspaper and magazine publishing veteran whose financial, technical and logistical expertise have proven invaluable over the years, has been promoted to general manager for The Southwest Times.…