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Christmas celebration set at Claytor Lake

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Claytor Lake State Park staff invites the community to visit Saturday during the park’s annual Christmas celebration. Visitors will use natural materials to make winter crafts,…

Signal at new school approved by VDOT

Signal at new school approved by VDOT

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com After much discussion and prolonged traffic impact analyses, it was announced at the Tuesday Pulaski County School Board meeting that VDOT has given the go ahead…

Snow day fun!

Snow day fun!

William Paine/SWT When the kids are out of school, they still need something to occupy their time. What’s more fun to do on a snow day than grabbing a sled…

Officers help kids fill Christmas lists

Officers help kids fill Christmas lists

Staff Report Local children in need recently got some Christmas shopping assistance from New River Valley law enforcement agencies as part of an annual “Cops and Kids” event. Each participating…

Task force collecting toys, food for needy

Staff Report For some families, Christmas Day is like any other day. There is no special holiday meal or gifts under a Christmas tree because finances can’t support such a…

Peak Creek friends offer fly tying class

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Writer and avid fly fisherman Theodore Gordon once said, “The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.” Friends of Peak Creek (FOPC) is…

Home for the Holidays plays in Pulaski

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Beginning Thursday, the Adaire Theatre will present “Home for the Holidays” at the Pulaski Elks Lodge. This original production was written by Adair Theatre founder Kendall…

Anybody can build a snowman

Anybody can build a snowman

Courtesy Photo It’s not hard to build a snowman, but it takes special skill to build a snow animal. That was exactly what 13-year-old Serena Smith, a Pulaski Middle School…

The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

Christina Day/SWT Mary Terry, of Century 21 Hometown Realty in Pulaski, is collecting toys as a part of the annual Toys for Tots program. She held a special event before…

‘You are not forgotten’

‘You are not forgotten’

Dave Gravely/SWT SWVVC ceremony honors departed Each year at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery a ceremony is held on the second Saturday of December. During that ceremony, wreaths are placed…