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Antecedents to play at Claytor Lake

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Yes, the kids have gone back to school, but five full weeks of summer still remain and what better way to spend a summer evening than…

Back to School Blessings at the Pulaski Train Station

Back to School Blessings at the Pulaski Train Station

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Members of the Valley Harvest Ministries congregation came to the Pulaski Train Station Monday evening as part of an outreach program dubbed Back to School Blessings.…

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Courtesy photo Colby Fariss, 5, and Annabelle Fariss, 3, are the latest children to complete Pulaski County Library System’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Their parents are Adam and Laura…

Hokies look to rebound after first losing season since ’92

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech’s first losing season since 1992 has coach Justin Fuente and the Hokies looking for a bounce-back campaign. If they can pull it off, they’ll…

Southwest Virginia high school cancels football season

BLAND, Va. (AP) — A school district in southwest Virginia has canceled its football season because it doesn’t have enough willing players. The Roanoke Times reports that Bland County High…

Peebles in Pulaski to close

Peebles in Pulaski has posted a “Store Closing” sign outside of their business. Details to come.…

Claremont lease draws concern of neighbors

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The leasing of Claremont Elementary School to the newly formed City of Refuge (COR) has some neighboring residents raising concerns. H.M. Kidd and Debbie Clark recently…

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…