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New charges filed in child’s death

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com CHRISTIANSBURG — Additional charges, including felony murder, have been filed against a man accused of killing and sexually abusing a toddler Jan. 11. Christiansburg…

Conviction upheld in 2016 attack

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Lebanon woman who arranged a 2016 attack on a Claytor Lake resident will not be getting a new trial. Virginia Court of Appeals…

Pulaski vans issue still in limbo

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com According to Pulaski officials, the owner and registered agent for a van business on Route 11 are now only infrequently in town. They’re no…

Council OKs town-wide landscaping

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Town Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to proceed with a town-wide landscaping plan, using funds that must be returned to the state if not…

Friends of Southwest Virginia visit Pulaski

Friends of Southwest Virginia visit Pulaski

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com This week two members of the nonprofit organization known as the Friends of Southwest Virginia visited the historic Pulaski Train Depot. In 2008, the…

Building Bridges launches the Community Leader, Community Readers Program

Building Bridges launches the Community Leader, Community Readers Program

Building Bridges has provided child care services in Pulaski County for 14 years this coming May.  With a mission to provide quality care and promote the importance of…

Bill to restrict tethering animals advances

By Caitlin Morris Capital News Service RICHMOND — A House committee has advanced a bill requiring Virginians who tether dogs outside to give the animals more room to…

Polls

The Town of Pulaski began putting up their Christmas wreaths around town Monday in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. Is it too early for Christmas?

  • a. I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to start thinking about Christmas. (75%, 59 Votes)
  • b. I don’t usually put my tree up until about two weeks before Christmas. (23%, 18 Votes)
  • c. I put my Christmas tree up right after the Fourth of July and keep it up until summer vacation! (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 79

Sports

Cougar wrestlers split with Bruins, Bobcats

Cougar wrestlers split with Bruins, Bobcats

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com   For the first time this season the Cougars wrestling team…

Cougars win, snap losing streak

Cougars win, snap losing streak

By RODNEY YOUNG yjake4@gmail.com   “Finally! It feels go to win one!”   Those were…

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Editorials

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…

Obituaries

The Rev. James William Alley

The Rev. James William Alley, age 74, of Pulaski, Va., died Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Pulaski Nov. 12, 1944,…

Charles Harold Vest

Charles Harold Vest, 80, of Dublin, Va., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. He was born Oct. 24, 1938, in War, W.Va., to the late Charlie William…