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Akers receives master’s degree from Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG – Camden Tyler Akers of Pulaski received his Master of Arts in education from Virginia Tech during commencement exercises May 15. He previously received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia…

Stonewall Country coming to Pulaski Theatre

Stonewall Country coming to Pulaski Theatre

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Through a partnership with The Crooked Road and the Mountains of Music Homecoming, Barter Theatre On The Road brings its production of “Stonewall Country” to…

Health department is more than a clinic

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com There’s a common misconception that Pulaski County Health Department is like the Free Clinic of Pulaski County. New River Health District Director Dr. Molly O’Dell says…

Local American Legion member calls for better flag care

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Charlotte Reed’s birthday is June 14 – Flag Day. Naturally, that could explain her passion for Old Glory. “Maybe that’s why I’m so sensitive about…

Funds available for food, shelter programs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County United Way has received a $9,057 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for distribution to eligible emergency food and shelter programs…

Back pack program under way

Back pack program under way

Courtesy photo by Guy Smith Distribution of back packs for those children eligible for the free program provided by Feed My Lambs is under way, with about two-thirds of those…

Noah Thomas’ mother charged with felony homicide

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Ashley White has been charged with felony murder in connection with the death of her son, Noah Thomas. White, 31, was charged on Wednesday, according…

Detour only impacts those using Exit 94

Detour only impacts those using Exit 94

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A detour slated for Exit 94 on Interstate 81 later this summer will only impact those intending to use Exit 94, not the entire interstate, according…

School board hears update on immunization plan

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   About 60 students in Pulaski entering middle school next year will do so with their TDAP vaccinations in check. The in-school immunization program, which had…

Put your best ‘bookface’ on

Put your best ‘bookface’ on

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Library System is asking you to put your best “bookface” on for a new and unique contest. So, what is a bookface? It’s a…