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Blacksburg offers ladder truck for $240K

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Town Council members were pleased to learn at their recent meeting the town will be able to purchase Blacksburg Fire Department’s 1999 ladder truck for…

NRCC prepares Healing Hands

NRCC prepares Healing Hands

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Two dozen New River Community College students completed requirements for the three-semester practical nursing program at the college. These practical nurses received certificates and their nursing…

Three receive scholarships for justice

Three receive scholarships for justice

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Three young men … Alex Akers, Dakota Farmer and Derek Akers … recently each received a $1,000 Scholarship from the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute (VSI) to pursue…

Taking the Long Walk for a Cure

Taking the Long Walk for a Cure

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Driving to work one morning this week I happened to see a fellow wearing a sign on his back while pushing a baby stroller along the…

I-81 Advisory Committee meets Tuesday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com LEXINGTON — The public is invited to attend the first of four meetings of the 15-member Interstate 81 Advisory Committee being held Tuesday in Lexington. General…

Construction flaw cited for depot damage

Construction flaw cited for depot damage

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Less than a decade after rising from the ashes, sections of Pulaski Train Station’s soffit are rotting and coming apart. Insurance adjusters place the fault on…

Request to withdraw guilty pleas denied

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Claiming the prosecution used inaccurate information to persuade him to accept a plea agreement in July, a Pulaski man unsuccessfully tried to withdraw his pleas in…

New River boat launch closing

New River boat launch closing

Beginning Monday, Aug. 12, through Friday, Aug. 16, the public access boat ramp on Little River Road between the Clayter Dam and the Interstate 81 bridge over the New River…

NRCC offers free GED preparation classes throughout NRV

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, NRCC’s Office of Transitional Programs will be offering free GED preparation classes in Pulaski, Montgomery, Floyd and Giles counties and the city…

LewisGale Pulaski one of four in region to win award for safety

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Earlier this week, it was announced that the four Southwest Virginia hospitals that are part of the LewisGale Regional Health System were recipients of the Healthgrades…