Extension offering cooking class for kids

By SARAH D. BURKETT Virginia Cooperative Extention Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences will offer a four-day cooking and fitness program for Pulaski County youth, ages 7-13,…

Painting exhibit inspired by Mary Draper Ingles

Painting exhibit inspired by Mary Draper Ingles

By MELINDA WILLIAMS RADFORD — While many artists create their paintings in studios, some choose to challenge the elements by capturing moments outdoors, or “en plein air.”…

School board gets update on middle school

By WILLIAM PAINE “Things are starting to get more exciting than they have been,” Brandon Taylor, a representative of SKANSKA, the multi-national company overseeing construction of Pulaski…

Teen killed trying to ‘hood surf’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS WASHINGTON COUNTY — Police say the vehicle was traveling below the posted speed, but that didn’t keep a 15-year-old male from being killed Wednesday…

No charges in Buchanan crash

Staff Report BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. — No charges will be filed in a June 10 utility vehicle crash that claimed the life of a seven-year-old, according to Virginia…

Young Life tourney winner

Young Life tourney winner

Courtesy photo Thirteen teams competed in Sunday’s Edna Loftus  Memorial Young Life Golf Tournament held at Thorn Spring Golf Club. The winning team was Electro Plate Rite, consisting of…

Adventuring in style

Adventuring in style

Courtesy photo YMCA of Pulaski County Adventure Camp children join YMCA staff, community members and area dignitaries in celebrating the first day of service for the Y’s Adventure…


A big debate as we move into summer is which season are you a bigger fan of? Some like it hot, some would rather be able to put on a sweater. Everybody has their own opinion, what’s yours?

  • D. FALL! Cool evenings, warm days and football on Friday nights! (47%, 40 Votes)
  • C. SPRING! I know, it rains a lot, but at least it’s not winter. (27%, 23 Votes)
  • A. SUMMER! I like sand under my feet and the beach breeze in my face. (23%, 20 Votes)
  • B. WINTER! If I want to get warmer, I can add a blanket or put on an extra shirt. (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 86


PC soccer players receive All-Region, District honors

PC soccer players receive All-Region, District honors

By DAVID GRAVELY   The official list of players selected for the All-Region 4D…

King out as Cougar head coach

King out as Cougar head coach

By DAVID GRAVELY   After five seasons as the head coach of the Cougar…

Local Weather



Jackson Park’s light display

From one end to the other, Jackson Park is all aglow, decked out with a sizable drapery of tree lights greeting passersby on First Street. But this…

Chamber meets at historical site

Draper is a small town with a railroad and ties to the Baltimore Road that carried many travelers from north to south and south to north. The…


Doris Elaine Tabor Collins

Doris Elaine Tabor Collins, age 80, of Max Meadows, Va., passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She was born Nov. 26, 1937, in Pulaski County, Va., daughter…

Debra ‘Debbie’ Lee Riggins Fogarty

Debra “Debbie” Lee Riggins Fogarty, age 60, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Born July 13, 1957, in Wytheville, Va., she was the daughter…