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Rabies shots encouraged

Although the number of confirmed cases of rabies in Pulaski County actually declined in 2010, a local environmental health official says livestock and domestic animals should be vaccinated. “It’s worth…

Schools voice budget concerns

Superintendents and representatives from all 133 school districts in Virginia will hold a press conference to describe the impact of proposed state and local budget cuts on their school districts…

Embezzlement charge reduced

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A felony embezzlement charge against a Pulaski County Social Services employee was reduced Tuesday to misdemeanor petit larceny and may eventually be dismissed. Wythe County Assistant…

Friends mourn loss of young man

As the New River Valley community morns the death of Matthew Allen Special, age 23 of Blacksburg, his friends remember him for the intellectual, curios individual he was. Special passed…

Tucson shooting has local link

The granddaughter of a coach that led the 1969 Pulaski Phillies to its Appalachian League pennant was among six people shot to death in Tucson, Ariz. Saturday morning. Dallas Green,…

Green served Pulaski well during tenure here

Although he may have had a losing record overall as a pitcher and manager, Dallas Green served Pulaski well during the single season he coached the local farm team. Green…

Embezzlement hearing set today

A 25-year employee of Pulaski County Department of Social Services is slated to be in General District Court today for a preliminary hearing on a charge of embezzlement. The hearing…

Group proposes electric regulations

The Virginia Electric Utility Regulatory Work Group released its final report and legislative recommendations prior to the 2011 General Assembly Session. Del. Ward Armstrong, 10th district, formed the Virginia Electric…

Cougars lose to Cave Spring

Roanoke – The Cougars traveled to Roanoke and came away on the short end of the scoreboard as they lost to Cave Spring, 65-59. It was the Cougars second straight…

Wythe County Community Hospital welcomes first baby of 2011

WYTHEVILLE-Claiming a memorable birthday, 1-1-11, Justin Zane Wagler was welcomed as the first baby born in Wythe County this year. Born at 1:12 a.m. at Wythe County Community Hospital, Justin…