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Labor Day closings announced

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   Municipal offices, banks, schools and local transit services have announced planned closings in observance of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. Town offices in both Pulaski…

Virginia scores well in ACTs, SAT still popular in Pulaski

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   While national ACT scores have been dropping overall, the Virginia Department of Education shows a gain in them among Virginia students. The ACT test, an…

Deer feeding ban begins Sept. 1, includes amendments

RICHMOND—Effective Sept. 1, it will be illegal to feed deer statewide in Virginia. The annual prohibition runs through the first Saturday in January. In addition to the ban, the Virginia…

RHS cross-country team runs out of space

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Tempers flared in an “emergency” meeting at Radford High School’s King Center Monday. School officials met with parents and student athletes to discuss the recent…

Police investigating assault

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski police were called to a home on Pepper’s Ferry Road this morning in response to an assault. According to radio traffic, a seriously injured…

Probe locates juveniles exploited in sex trade

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   MONTGOMERY COUNTY – An ongoing investigation into Internet prostitution rings led authorities to two juveniles police say were “being utilized in the underground sex trade.”…

Pulaskian 2nd in state shooting championship

Pulaskian 2nd in state shooting championship

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   MEADOWS OF DAN – Barry Moore Jr. of Pulaski was the runner-up in the Virginia sporting clays championship held last weekend at Primland resort at…

YMCA’s “We Need Each Other” campaign calls for volunteers

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “As late as two years ago, there was a lot of people writing our obituary. But we’re here. And we’re here to serve Pulaski,” said…

Concern voiced over Newbern truck traffic

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When heavy trucks pass through Newbern, they not only pose a safety risk, but also shake Wilderness Road Regional Museum so much it causes damage.…

McAuliffe attacks Cuccinelli on family law issues

ARLINGTON  (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe has used a forum on energy to attack his Republican rival for Virginia governor’s positions on family law and other social issues. McAuliffe held…