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Marion woman killed in Wythe crash

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com WYTHE COUNTY — A Marion woman died early Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash in Wythe County. Jessica G. Roberts, 39, died at the scene of the…

Virginia Individual Income Tax payment deadline is today

RICHMOND – If you owe individual income taxes in Virginia, Virginia Tax wants to remind you that the payment deadline – Monday, June 1, 2020 – is almost here. Due…

Strong in her skills: Our Neighbor Jessie Turner

Strong in her skills: Our Neighbor Jessie Turner

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com “It was overwhelming at first,” recounted Jessie Turner. “They were working with like a bare minimum staff and had just a huge influx of patients. They…

Pulaski County Public Schools offers summer meal service

Pulaski County Public Schools offers summer meal service

The Pulaski County Public Schools School Nutrition Program will be providing summer meals to students ages 2 through 18 (or up to age 21 for students with disabilities). Meals will…

Dixon named new Cougar Head Coach

Dixon named new Cougar Head Coach

  By DAVID GRAVELY, editor@southwesttimes.com   The Southwest Times has learned that the new head coach for the Pulaski County Cougar football program will be Mark Dixon of Galax High…

Debris flows clog Claytor Lake

Debris flows clog Claytor Lake

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Last week’s widespread wet weather resulted in a heavy water flow on the New River, which resulted in massive amounts of driftwood and other debris covering…

Child porn suspect held on sex charge

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Dublin man arrested on child pornography charges in Blacksburg in early May now stands charged with sexual assault in Pulaski County. Branden Kelley Horton, 28,…

County students receive scholarships

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Three Pulaski County students were among 81 to be awarded scholarships from Community Foundation of the New River Valley for 2020. Local recipients are Erika Webb,…

Officials plan for new rain threat

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County officials wasted no time Tuesday preparing for the potential of yet another flooding rain event later this week. “We’re certainly at the point we…

Boating facts: Cold water immersion and hypothermia

Boating facts: Cold water immersion and hypothermia

 This is the time of year when many of us are ready to get our boats out on the water. This is also the time of year to remember that…