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Hunters for the Hungry low on venison for needy

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com Each year, Hunters for the Hungry takes donated venison and distributes it to food banks, missions, food pantries and other Virginia feeding programs, resulting in more…

Pet presents

Pet presents

Courtesy photo For the fifth consecutive year, Mackenzie Farmer of Fairlawn asked for donations to the Pulaski Humane Society instead of asking for gifts for her birthday. Her four-legged friends…

‘Great Expectations’ students visit governor’s mansion

‘Great Expectations’ students visit governor’s mansion

RICHMOND — Great Expectations students and coaches from throughout the state, including two from New River Community College were honored last week with a special holiday luncheon at the Virginia…

Process detailed for discarding Christmas wrapping paper, cardboard boxes

WYTHEVILLE – This week, tens of thousands of Wythe County residents will be celebrating Christmas by opening what will equate to truckloads of wrapping paper and disposing of tons of…

Wythe County hires new emergency coordinator

WYTHEVILLE – Wythe County’s Department of Emergency Services is now under the direction of newly appointed department head Jason Kinser. Kinser, 34, is a native of Tazewell County, and comes…

A holiday gift from Mr. Smith

The day I had lunch with a homeless man   By Angie M. Austin   We all have life-changing experiences. They teach us important life lessons. One day this December,…

Progress pending on ADS design project

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   As progress toward the Adult Day Service and Fall Prevention Center’s opening in Pulaski County gradually moves forward, it is still contingent on the building’s…

Parks offering First Day Hikes — and Bikes

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com Claytor Lake and New River Trail state parks will once again join in a nationwide effort to keep people active during 2015 by offering guided First…

Council discusses keeping towing services in town

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   When a towing service is needed, Pulaski Town Councilman Jamie Radcliffe believes the town should look first to local wrecker services before giving business to…

Would the hermit live?

As soon as they arrived in the village, a great sight greeted them. The women and children had gathered to wait for them. A cheer went up. They summoned the…