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iPad, Excel classes offered at NRCC

By AMANDA ALLEN Special to The SWT   CHRISTIANSBURG — An introductory iPad course and a course in Microsoft Excel formulas and functions will be offered at New River Community…

Prison only alternative for substance abuser

Prison only alternative for substance abuser By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Dublin man who has been tossed out of two area substance abuse treatment programs will have another chance to…

McCloud hearing continued again

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The hearing for a former Pulaski County employee convicted of embezzling from the treasurer’s office was continued Tuesday. A show cause hearing was set for Natoya…

Fall wildfire season begins today in Virginia

Daylight is getting shorter; nights are getting cooler. Sure, summer has officially ended, but more importantly, fall wildfire season is here. And officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry want to…

Country, rock tribute concerts on tap

Country, rock tribute concerts on tap

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Theatre is offering live concerts that will please country and rock music fans alike as tributes to Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and the Rolling…

Trip to drug store leads to drug charges

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A trip to the drug store in October 2012 ended up costing a Pulaski man three months of his freedom. Christopher Michael Sheppard, 27, pleaded…

Dates set for Polar Express lights tour

Dates set for Polar Express lights tour

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Citizens will again have two chances to catch a ride on the Pulaski Polar Express Christmas lights tour this holiday season. Each year, the town…

School board announces candidates for vacant spot

School board announces candidates for vacant spot

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   As promised, the Pulaski County School Board announced the potential candidates who will fill the vacant Draper spot on the board, which will open at…

Authorities prepared to combat Ebola

By Lynn Adams editor@southwesttimes.com   Emergency first responders and medical personnel are working in concert to coordinate plans for dealing with a potential Ebola outbreak in Southwest Virginia, although additional…

LewisGale takes Ebola precautions

LewisGale Regional Health System is closely monitoring developments on the Ebola virus, and has a plan in place to identify and manage any patients who may show up at one…