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Enrollment open for energy assistance

Staff Report New River Community Action (NRCA) is taking applications for one-time assistance with electric bills for those with qualifying hardships. Assistance is available while funds last through…

Government avoids shutdown but CHIP still at risk

By ALAN RODRIGUEZ ESPINOZA Capital News Service RICHMOND – A stopgap measure designed to avoid a government shutdown includes a provision that will provide the Children’s Health Insurance…

Deputies, corporal receive Lifesaving Award

Deputies, corporal receive Lifesaving Award

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Quick action by two deputies and a corporal in November saved the life of a Dublin motel guest and earned them Lifesaving Awards. Pulaski…

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

Melinda Williams/SWT A quick burst of snow from an arctic blast added to the festive atmosphere in Jackson Park Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, high winds, low temperatures and icy…

Budget actions to address Virginia’s teacher shortage

 FAIRFAX – Governor McAuliffe has announced a series of budget actions and signed a new executive directive to address Virginia’s growing teacher shortage. Budget actions include both new…

Meet your teacher: Charlie Nall took unconventional path to teaching mathematics

Meet your teacher: Charlie Nall took unconventional path to teaching mathematics

  By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com “My favorite part of the day is seeing students struggle with a difficult problem, persevere and find a solution,” says Charlie Nall,…

Fate of Historic Tax Credits in limbo

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A federal tax credit developers often use to restore and repurpose historic buildings across the Commonwealth hangs in limbo, but at least one Pulaski…

Polls

Should Pulaski County cover tuition for county students who take classes at New River Community College through the ACCE program?

  • A. a. Pulaski County should fully invest in the ACCE tuition program, covering all classes taken at NRCC. (77%, 303 Votes)
  • D. Pulaski County should not enter into any tuition assistance programs. (12%, 47 Votes)
  • B. Pulaski County should first see how the program works with PCHS’ upcoming graduating class. (8%, 30 Votes)
  • C. Pulaski County should only cover manufacturing and information technology classes. (3%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 392

Sports

Cougars and Bobcats play tonight

Cougars and Bobcats play tonight

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com The 2017-18 season is still young, but tonight will feature a…

2017 College Football Playoff Rankings released

2017 College Football Playoff Rankings released

2017 College Football Playoff Rankings Record 1. Clemson 12-1 2. Oklahoma 12-1 3. Georgia 12-1…

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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…

Eye of beholder sees what may be

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not the only politicians in the news. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined them as the FBI conducts an investigation of funds…

Obituaries

Roselle Hayter Stuart

Roselle Hayter Stuart, age 93, of Pulaski, Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at her residence. She was born April 1, 1924, in Washington County, Va., and…

Carl Franklin Golden Jr.

Carl Franklin Golden Jr., age 71, passed away peacefully Dec. 11, 2017 with his three sons by his side. Carl lived life to the fullest and loved…