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Hurst adapted to being ‘special,’ ‘unique’

Hurst adapted to being ‘special,’ ‘unique’

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Tim Hurst grew up on Newbern’s playing fields donning a right-handed glove and wielding a right-handed bat, even though he was left-handed. “I always played…

Left-handedness no big struggle for teacher

Left-handedness no big struggle for teacher

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Growing up, Candy Castelluccio says she doesn’t recall any significant struggles due to being left-handed. But, as a kindergarten teacher at Pulaski Elementary School, she has…

Investor: Downtown ‘about to go up again’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com There’s no doubt Pulaski’s downtown has taken a hit over the years, but a new investor says he’s purchasing two buildings there because “downtown Pulaski is…

Old-time café/deli coming to Pulaski

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Come October, it should be a little easier for downtown Pulaski visitors and workers to grab a quick lunch without having to use a car. Wanda…

School is ‘a wonderful place to be’

School is ‘a wonderful place to be’

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Heroes became the theme for Wednesday morning’s convocation at New River Community College, where there were also a few reminders of the ongoing discussion over…

Today’s first day for schoolhouse newbies

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Today marks the first day of school for Pulaski County students venturing into new school territories for the first time –those attending pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth,…

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski names new CEO

Sean Pressman, MHSA, has been named chief executive officer of LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, effective immediately, having served as the hospital’s interim CEO for the past month. “Sean’s healthcare experience, coupled…

Downstream flows from Claytor Lake could fluctuate

Water releases from Appalachian Power’s Claytor Hydroelectric Plant on the New River could fluctuate Saturday if the company adjusts flows for the New River Lucky Duck Race at Bisset Park…

Supervisors advance school referendum

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County supervisors have taken the next step in developing a bond referendum to let voters decide if a new consolidated middle school is in…

Lucky Duck Race, car show scheduled for Saturday 

RADFORD – The sixth annual Radford Lucky (rubber) Duck Race gets under way at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bisset Park. Proceeds support the Noon Rotary Club community outreach programs. The…