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Rising sales taxes ‘a good sign’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If the first four months of the fiscal year are any indication, Pulaski County merchants should be hearing a lot more bells ringing this Christmas —…

Nine years given for auto larceny

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Christiansburg man will serve nine years in prison after being convicted by a Pulaski County jury of stealing a car in Dublin Feb. 27, 2013.…

Records tumble as Arctic cold sets in

By Lynn Adams editor@southwesttimes.com   If you’ve been thinking you can’t remember it being this cold this early in November, you’re right. According to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg,…

Signage being considered for schools

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for Riverlawn Elementary in Fairlawn recently gathered enough money through fundraising efforts to purchase electronic message boards to display news…

Chickens a step closer to residential areas

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County planners Thursday night found no foul in keeping chickens in residential zoning districts, but they added another condition for doing so. The county planning…

Belspring man admits sexual battery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A 65-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of sexual battery involving a 13-year-old child he knew. Edward Lee Sarver was charged with two counts…

McCready completes supervisor certification program

McCready completes supervisor certification program

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Massie District Supervisor H.A. “Andy” McCready has completed an 18-month County Supervisor Certification Program designed to enhance leadership and decision-making skills. McCready was in the ninth…

“Gone With The Wind” at historic Pulaski Theatre photo gallery

“Gone With The Wind” at historic Pulaski Theatre photo gallery

Safety measures at Exit 98 pondered

Safety measures at Exit 98 pondered

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Frequent wrecks at the I-81 Exit 98 off ramps have local public safety officials working with Virginia Department of Transportation to find solutions. Massie District Supervisor…

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day: What’s lurking in your fridge?

By Lynn Adams editor@southwesttimes.com   Science projects. Furry food. Sticky, green globs of gobbledygook. From time to time, whether it needs it or not, you’ve just got to clean out…