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Probe ongoing at Blacksburg taco bar

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com BLACKSBURG —Blacksburg Police Department is investigating claims of cognitive impairing substances possibly being placed in customer drinks at a town taco bar. Although the claims have…

No comments given on fee hikes

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com No public comment was given at recent hearings on town of Pulaski’s proposed 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget, or four fee increases the budget includes. The hearings…

School board meeting set for Tuesday

By DAVID GRAVELY editor@southwesttimes.com The Pulaski County School Board will hold their next regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 5 p.m. in the auditorium at Pulaski County Middle…

FOPC awards first Houk scholarship

FOPC awards first Houk scholarship

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Shelley Whitaker, a Pulaski County High School senior headed to Virginia Tech in the fall, is the first recipient of the Vickie Houk Memorial Scholarship. Friends…

FAC sponsors Drive-In Concert

FAC sponsors Drive-In Concert

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com The Fine Arts Center (FAC) for the New River Valley marked the (symbolic) beginning of summer by throwing a party in the form of a Drive-In…

FAC continues Second Saturday Art Cafe

FAC continues Second Saturday Art Cafe

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley invites those who have artistic inclinations to join them for their monthly Second Saturday Art Cafe. For…

Neice is first female to serve as chief

Neice is first female to serve as chief

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Patrol Lt. Jill Neice became the first female to serve as chief of police in Pulaski last week when she was named interim chief upon the…

Appy League to feature modified rules in 2021

Introduction of re-entry rule driven by commitment to long-term overall athlete and arm safety CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League and USA Baseball jointly announced today the addition of…

VT linebacker charged with murder

VT linebacker charged with murder

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com BLACKSBURG — Almost six months after joining the team, a Virginia Tech football player was arrested Wednesday for the second-degree murder of an “acquaintance.” Isimemen Etute,…

Tanker wreck victim was N.C. man

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com SMYTH COUNTY — Virginia State Police say a North Carolina man was killed in Thursday’s tanker truck wreck on Interstate 81. Alex J. Little, 54, of…