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McDonnell quits AG to run for governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell said Tuesday he will resign later this month to focus on his Republican campaign for governor. McDonnell said being a…

Sheriffs, jails brace for big cuts

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Eyes watery, throat raw and sniffling back a runny nose, Jessica Whitlow left the comfort of her bed and dragged herself to work last week in…

Burn law begins Feb. 15

The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15 — the start of spring fire season in Virginia. This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb.…

Sheriffs, jails brace for big cuts

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Eyes watery, throat raw and sniffling back a runny nose, Jessica Whitlow left the comfort of her bed and dragged herself to work last week in…

Burn law begins Feb. 15

The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15 — the start of spring fire season in Virginia. This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb.…

Jobless rate at 7.6 percent

Unemployment for December inched up slightly in Pulaski County to 7.6 percent, according to figures released this week by the Virginia Employment Commission. The VEC reported 1,414 countians out of…

Spike in number of fights at PCHS brings action

A recent spike in the number of student fights at Pulaski County High School has led administrative staff within the school system to take action. The number of student fights…

Looking Back in Pulaski County

Bryson’s Grocery has been a fixture within the Draper community of Pulaski County for over a century. Today, the store is owned by Terry Bryson and his wife, Karen. However,…

Students land honors at Science Fair

The Southwest Virginia Governor’s School for Science, Mathematics and Technology held its 18th annual science consortium this past week in Edwards Hall on the New River Community College campus in…

TMD Friction closing in May

Another 140 employees will be without jobs come May when TMD Friction Inc. closes down its plant in the Pulaski County Corporate Center. Greg Scheessele, senior vice president of TMD’s…