Jackson Park gets more lights for holidays

By BROOKE J. WOOD The addition of trees to Jackson Park will make it easier to light up First Street in time for Christmas. The addition of…

Indian summer

Indian summer

It was a warm, dry autumn weekend, and bright colors were in short supply. It may not have felt like autumn – but that didn’t deter festivalgoers from…

Relay for Life plans fall social

By BROOKE J. WOOD According to the American Cancer Society, by year’s end more than 1.6 million new cancer cases will have been diagnosed and more than…

Tickets available for candidate forum

Admission tickets will be available at the door for the Pulaski County Candidate Forum Thursday at 7 p.m. The Southwest Times and the Historic Pulaski Theatre are co-sponsoring…

Master Gardener Association taking grant applications

Master Gardener Association taking grant applications

The New River Valley Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of Virginia Cooperative Extension, is now accepting grant applications for Spring 2018 gardening projects. Grants are awarded based…

Worrell recognized by ESGR

Worrell recognized by ESGR

DOD Photo In a ceremony hosted Oct. 12, Sheriff Michael Worrell was recognized by the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve as a patriotic…

Growing the Future program expands

For seven years, local elementary, middle, and high schools have partnered with Shelor Motor Mile’s Growing the Future program, a community partnership designed to promote and facilitate fundraising…


If a tax increase is necessary to fund the building of a new combined middle school or make needed repairs to DMS to house all middle school students in the county, which option do you support?

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Photo Gallery: October 17, 2017 Rec League Football

Photo Gallery: October 17, 2017 Rec League Football

Photo Gallery: 2017 Cougar Football vs Blacksburg

Photo Gallery: 2017 Cougar Football vs Blacksburg

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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…


Verta “Maxine” Stump Turman

Verta “Maxine” Stump Turman, age 84, of Pulaski, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 in Wythe County Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending. Online condolences may be sent to…

Earl Stuart Covey, Sr.

Earl Stuart Covey, Sr., 88, of Dublin, Va., died Friday morning, Oct. 13, 2017, at Lewis Gale Hospital – Salem, with his wife and son at his bedside. He was…