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New scam targets elderly

A new scam targeting the elderly has recently emerged in Southwest Virginia. Reportedly the perpetrators of the scheme are targeting mainly individuals over 80 and are advertising their service as…

Miss Utility can be a lifesaver

A simple call to Miss Utility (811) can mean the difference between life and death when it comes time to dig, excavate or demolish. Whether you’re a homeowner or professional,…

Abandoned animals need home quick

Recently a house on Greenbriar Road in Draper collapsed after many years of neglect left the house un-inhabitable. At the time of the cave in, the single-family home was occupied…

Mystery shopper ‘job’ costs consumer $2,000

A Western Virginia consumer ended up losing rather than making money when she fell victim to a mystery shopper job offer that arrived in the mail. According to Julie Wheeler,…

Reading Program easily passes goal

With more than 100 participants reading close to 3,000 hours, the Summer Reading Program at Pulaski County Library easily surpassed its goal. The goal of 2,000 hours was set by…

NRCC to hold ‘New Student Day’

Students attending New River Community College for the first time this fall will have a chance to familiarize themselves with the campus and other facilities and take care of some…

Korea adopts STEAM framework

When Korean students head to school this fall, they’ll be learning science through an educational framework developed by a former Pulaski County teacher and first implemented at Pulaski Middle School.…

Pulaskifest offers ‘sweet’ treat

Those who attend Pulaskifest this fall won’t have to get in line at a food vendor booth to enjoy Sweet Potato Pie. Instead, they can just pull up a seat…

August is “School Readiness Month” in Virginia

STAFF REPORT  The first day of school for the 2011-2012 academic year is just around the corner and the workforce of the mid-2020s is busy getting ready to start kindergarten.…

RU to host art ‘Masterpieces’ exhibit

Earlier this year works by master artists Van Gogh, Lichtenstein and Whistler graced the walls of Radford University’s Art Museum. This coming January, works by Goya, Dali and Warhol will…