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Council to discuss filling ‘vacancies’

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com As Pulaski refocuses on its future, town council will discuss tonight the leadership of a community development department and filling posts as employees retire at…

Burton denied bail a second time

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A Pulaski man accused of threatening local law enforcement after authorities fatally shot his father during a May 14 standoff was refused bail for a second…

Critzer gets needed upgrade

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Critzer Elementary School students were allowed to draw on the carpet during the final day of school. So, they drew flags, eyes and other innocent…

FOPC awarded Keep Virginia Beautiful grant

RICHMOND – Friends of Peak Creek (FOPC) is among those organizations statewide to be chosen as grant recipients for Keep Virginia Beautiful’s seventh annual “30 Grants in 30 Days.” Government,…

Boat parade, decorating contest set

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Claytor Lake State Park Ambassadors invites boaters to decorate their boats and join in a fun Festival Day Boat Parade at Claytor Lake June 10. Participating…

Officer overcome by smoke saving man, dogs

CHRISTIANSBURG — A Christiansburg police officer was treated for smoke inhalation Sunday after rescuing a man and four dogs from a burning home, according to police. In a prepared statement,…

Dublin man charged in burglary, auto theft

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A man accused of stealing an automobile in Dublin and breaking into a Pulaski pharmacy was arrested early Monday following a brief pursuit by police. Rodney…

Handgun safety class offered

New River Community College is offering a handgun safety class June 13 and June 15. Both class meetings are 6 to 9 p.m. at 206 Edwards Hall on the Dublin…

Revisiting Mary’s Story: Actor who portrayed Mary Draper Ingles collaborates with RU professor to revise script

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Kathleen Harshberger and Wesley Young didn’t know six months ago they would be called upon to revise a script based on the life of the…

Virginia in top 10 for business site selection

RICHMOND – Virginia jumped seven spots to be ranked No. 6 for business site selection in Site Selection magazine’s 2017 Prosperity Cup. The commonwealth, which ranked No. 13 in 2016,…