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BOS use CARES Act funds to create new department

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors met this week to approve more CARES Act spending and after some lively discussion, created a new county tourism department.…

Forest Service plans controlled burns

Forest Service plans controlled burns

BLACKSBURG – The USDA Forest Service will be conducting controlled burns beginning soon and continuing through the fall and winter and into late spring. Controlled burns keep people and homes…

Pulaski County announces Regional Broadband Study and Survey

The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors, in collaboration with the County of Bland, announces a regional initiative to study broadband internet accessibility and capacity. This study is part of a…

COVID not the only danger at Thanksgiving

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Whether you’re having a large celebration or just a few people as Thanksgiving guests this year, coronavirus isn’t the only health danger to consider if a…

United Way: SWVA families hurting financially

United Way: SWVA families hurting financially

Abingdon –  There is a basic belief in America that if you work hard, you can support your family. Yet the data presented in the Southwest Virginia ALICE Report shows…

Fine Arts Center to hold online auction

Fine Arts Center to hold online auction

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Normally at this time of year, board members of the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley would be preparing for their annual fundraising Gala.…

Christmas announcement for all children

Christmas announcement for all children

We would like to pass on a big announcement to everyone. Earlier today our editor, David Gravely, was able to make contact with our friends up north and confirm that…

Elegance Embodied: Our Neighbor, Donia Eley

Elegance Embodied: Our Neighbor, Donia Eley

  William Paine william.paine@southwesttimes.com Driving up Prospect Avenue, as the chilly winds of Autumn whipped leaves up and down the road, I couldn’t help but think how this picturesque part…

Tuition assistance available to retrain COVID-19 unemployed, underemployed due to COVID-19

Virginians unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19 may now be eligible for up to $3,000 in funds for career training at New River Community College. The funds come in the…

Pulaski County cafeteria employees show kindness and commitment to the children

Dear Editor, Like most of you I’m sure, I have been so touched by the outpouring of support and appreciation for all of the amazing men and women who have…

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