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Court date to be set for former teacher

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   A former Dublin Middle School teacher accused of having sex with a student is to be in Pulaski County Circuit Court Thursday for the setting…

Puckett steps down from Senate

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   Thirty-eighth District Sen. Phillip Puckett (D-Tazewell) resigned from the Virginia Senate Monday, citing undisclosed personal family issues and the desire to open the door for…

Historian to speak at Newbern museum

Historian to speak at Newbern museum

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   Local author and historian Mary Kegley will speak on her latest book, “Sisters’ Saga,” Saturday, June 14, at Wilderness Road Regional Museum. New River Historical…

Virginia state Sen. Phil Puckett resigning

RICHMOND  (AP) — Democratic Sen. Phil Puckett is resigning from the state Senate and is now being considered for a high-level job with the GOP-controlled Virginia tobacco commission, state officials…

County getting new state trooper

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   A Scott County native who graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy Friday will begin his career in Pulaski County this week. Trooper Wayne L.…

Six gardens featured on local garden tour

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   Pond and grief relief gardens are among landscapes visitors will see during this month’s Third Annual Town & Country Garden Tour of Pulaski County. The…

Appalachian art impacts South African children

Appalachian art impacts South African children

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@www.southwesttimes.com Appalachian artist Willard Gayheart, whose art and music recently showcased at the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, is continuing to make an impression…

LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski announces May 2014 Winner of Service Excellence Award

LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski announces May 2014 Winner of Service Excellence Award

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski announce this week that Shuzhen Wang, RN, was recently selected as the Service Excellence Employee of the Month for May. According to LewisGale…

PCPS to provide summer meals for kids

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Public Schools (PCPS) will be participating in the Summer Food Service program, providing meals to all children in the county at no charge.…

Piano students presented in recitals

Piano students of Linda B. Hawks were presented with three recitals on Sunday, May 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Participants in the 2 p.m. recital were: Brooke Quesenberry, Emily King,…