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Heart Month Should be 12

February covers all aspects of the heart, from health care to love, Cupid, Valentines, flowers and candy. An in-depth search into all of the above gives an overview linking them…

Draper’s future to be discussed

Residents have the opportunity tonight to express their views of what they think Draper of the future should look like and be. The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors and School…

Identity theft: Big problem

Fact: identity theft is growing, not easy to discover, not easy to correct. Horrid tales from the past are not necessarily coming from the grave. They are coming from the…

Most important: Budget matters

No matter the situation for any group, organization or family, the most important issue facing any of them is the budget. Are there sufficient funds to pay for this program,…

Nothing seems sacred anymore

It may be over briefly, but someone, somewhere, somehow will likely bring it up again during this session of the General Assembly: Sunday hunting, that is. A House of Delegates…

Fitness center A big project

The talk of people, particularly in the medical and insurance fields, is fitness, mentally and physical. Today’s society is far removed from years when folks had to perform manual labor…

Roads and money: Problems for many

Two problems that face government at all levels are money (finances, revenue, taxes) and roads. One is too high: taxes, the other expensive and usually under-financed and topic of many…

To ID or not ID

One question being batted around in Richmond is whether to ID voters or not ID voters. Voter identification proposals are on the agenda in the Virginia General Assembly. If this…

Sugar turns sour for Hokies, fans

Sugar tasted sweeter and sweeter Tuesday night as the Virginia Tech Hokies appeared on their way to victory in the Sugar Bowl in Big Easy. Instead of a “W” against…

County loses good friend

James Robert “Bob” Dobyns was a man of few words, but filled with integrity, abilities, generosity, friendliness and a staunch supporter of Pulaski County, the New River Valley and education.…