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Electrical fire damages home

Less than a month ago Mabel Jenkins’ 325 Maple St. home in Pulaski was damaged by a tornado. Friday morning, an electrical short in a washing machine outlet set the…

Employees get raise, students get lockers

Pulaski County Public School employees are breathing easier after the school board’s decision to approve a two percent raise for the 2011-2012 budget. In addition, recent board decisions will increase…

Local resident to maintain cemetery

A Pulaski County native has been charged to oversee maintenance at Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery, which will be dedicated Friday at 10 a.m. John Phillips said he became interested in…

Kid’s Fishing Day is Saturday

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ second annual Kid’s Fishing Day will be held Saturday at Camp Powhatan off Max Creek Road. “We have a lot more kids registered…

NRV in ‘prolific’ development phase

Despite a struggling national economy, a local official says the New River Valley is in a “prolific” phase of economic development. Aric Bopp, executive director of New River Valley Economic…

NRV Fair making changes

At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet, New River Valley Fair will do its part to provide additional free and lower-cost entertainment when the fair comes…

Cronauer to emcee dedication

Adrian Cronauer, the Vietnam veteran on which the movie “Good Morning, Vietnam!” was based, will emcee the dedication ceremony for the new Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery Friday. Cronauer, who now…

Fund surpasses $200,000 mark

A fund set up to help local tornado victims has surpassed $200,000. Robert Hiss, assistant administrator for Pulaski County, said the Pulaski Tornado Relief Fund now stands at just over…

Low-cost clinic for healthier pets

Having an animal vaccinated is as vital to the health of the owner as it is the pet. With community health in mind, the Pulaski County Humane Society will be…

Truck prohibition approved

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County officials have approved the prohibition of trucks weighing in excess of 10 tons on Highland Road unless they are making a delivery on either…