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Except for man-made obstructions, being left-handed easy for Compton

Except for man-made obstructions, being left-handed easy for Compton

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Brian Compton didn’t have to deal with parents or teachers trying to get him to switch from his left to his right hand while he…

‘Things are changing’ for Pulaski County schools

‘Things are changing’ for Pulaski County schools

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The new superintendent of Pulaski County’s schools began his first official day on the job by pointing out where the district excels and where it…

Only you can prevent forest fires

Only you can prevent forest fires

David Gravely/SWT Virginia Department of Forestry presented Draper Mountain Estates property owners with a sign and plaque designating the community as a Firewise Community USA prior to Tuesday night’s Pulaski…

Hundreds taking part in local disaster exercise

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  County residents need not worry if they see a lot of emergency equipment and first responders coming into the area Friday or National Guard helicopters flying…

Pulaski County schools get back in session

Pulaski County schools get back in session

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Today marked the first day of school for Pulaski County students entering their new stomping grounds – pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades. Some parents…

NRCC’s practical nursing program graduates 14

NRCC’s practical nursing program graduates 14

Fourteen New River Community College students have completed requirements for the three-semester practical nursing program at the college. They received certificates and participated in a pinning ceremony Aug. 2. Graduating…

Siers wins ‘superintendent lottery’

Siers wins ‘superintendent lottery’

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Dr. Kevin W. Siers was appointed as the new superintendent of Pulaski County Public Schools during Tuesday’s school board meeting. Siers, whose 16 years in…

Dublin pastor shares stories to heal

Dublin pastor shares stories to heal

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Andrew Taylor-Troutman, pastor at New Dublin Presbyterian Church, believes we heal ourselves and our world by sharing our stories, and he’ll share his own stories…

Judge rejects bond for murder suspect

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A Pulaski County General District Court judge Tuesday rejected a request to set bond for a Pulaski County man charged with first-degree murder and the arson…

Schools sprucing up as first day approaches

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County’s schools are teeming with last-minute cleaning, additions and general maintenance activity as staff prepares for the first day of school. This year’s summer…