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Pulaski Post Office reopening Wednesday

Pulaski Post Office reopening Wednesday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A newly remodeled Pulaski Post Office will reopen Wednesday, five months after it was closed due to “issues with the building.” The Washington Avenue…

Attorney: comments to media prompted appeal

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The attorney for a woman who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in November says comments a prosecutor made to the media after a plea…

NRV 11th best for manufacturing work

NRV 11th best for manufacturing work

Staff Report The New River Valley is the 11th best metropolitan area in the nation to work in manufacturing, according a recent study by Smartasset, a financial technology…

17 arrested in alleged hazing incident

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD — Seventeen members of a Radford fraternity have been arrested in connection with a hazing incident that allegedly occurred during a party held…

Weissburg appointed president of Mack Trucks

Martin Weissburg, currently president of Volvo Construction Equipment, will become president of Mack Trucks effective June 1, 2018. In this capacity, he will continue to be a member…

Abundant Life kids present Christmas musical

Children of Abundant Life Ministries Church, 3050 Lee Hwy., Pulaski, are presenting a Christmas musical, “Christmas in Black and White,” Sunday evening at 6 at the church. Pastor…

Draper Ruritan offering photos with Santa

Parents and pet owners can have their children and/or pets photographed with Santa Claus Saturday for a $5 fee. Draper Ruritan Club is sponsoring the Pictures with Santa sessions…

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

Alma Odell Byrd

Alma Odell Byrd, 86, of Pulaski, Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at her home. She will be truly missed. She was…

Ruth Elizabeth Farmer Dalton

Ruth Elizabeth Farmer Dalton, age 89, passed away peacefully with her family at her side Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017 at LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski. She was born June 7,…