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The Southwest Times to implement NIE program

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Southwest Times will be working with Pulaski County Public Schools (PCPS) and local businesses in an effort to bring down illiteracy rates with the…

Old building facing new life

Old building facing new life

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If all goes as planned, a grocer’s warehouse building next to Pulaski Municipal Building will once again be bustling with activity. Shelor Motor Mile closed on…

Route 99 upgrades in the works

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com With the cost of widening Route 99 growing faster than state funds are accumulating to complete the project, the town of Pulaski is looking at other…

‘Y’ teams with schools to give swim lessons

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Hensel Eckman YMCA has teamed up with three Pulaski County elementary schools to provide free swim lessons to second grade students this school year. “This program…

Local tale of triumph becomes bestselling story

Local tale of triumph becomes bestselling story

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Beth Macy first met John Bassett III in late 2011 while working on a feature story for The Roanoke Times as part of a series…

Fall Story Time begins in September

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Now that students have headed back to school and summer is drawing to a close, it’s time to start making plans for fall activities. Pulaski County…

Radford University appoints new Vice President for University Advancement

Radford University appoints new Vice President for University Advancement

Radford University has appointed Melissa E. Wohlstein as vice president for University Advancement. Wohlstein brings nearly two decades of experience in advancement and development in higher education and non-profit organizations.…

Court hears motions in 2005 murder case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   “I feel like I’m chasing my tail,” a Pulaski County judge said Friday during an approximately three-hour motions hearing in the case of a man…

Wythe County to host Fire and Rescue Appreciation Day this weekend

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE – The Wythe County Board of Supervisors will host the second annual “Wythe County Fire and Rescue Appreciation Day,” next Saturday, Aug. 23. According…

Historic Dalton donated to Pulaski

Historic Dalton donated to Pulaski

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The owner of The Dalton Building, Harry Leeper of Galax, donated the historic structure to the town of Pulaski Thursday. Town Manager Shawn Utt said…