11/22: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show

11/22: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show

Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this show, we don’t know how much longer we’ll be able to book this amazing Rolling Stones Tribute Band.

11/22: One Act Festival

11/22: One Act Festival

Pulaski County High School is hosting the Second Annual Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship One Act Festival on Saturday, November 22nd at 7:00pm in the High School’s Little Theatre.

11/22: Holiday Market in Shawsville!

11/22: Holiday Market in Shawsville!

Come to the Waldron Wellness Center in Shawsville, Virginia for the 5th annual Holiday Market! We offer an outstanding variety of gifts, hand crafted by a talented group of juried artisans.

Fire destroys Joe’s Garage

Fire destroys Joe’s Garage

Fire late Thursday afternoon and into the evening destroyed the auto repair business of Joe’s Garage, closed down U.S. 221 for a while and threatened other properties as first responders from Floyd and Montgomery counties fought to bring the conflagration under control.

Terpenny resigns as town manager

Terpenny resigns as town manager

Floyd’s Town Manager has resigned. At Thursday’s Town Council meeting, Lance Terpenny submitted a letter informing council members he was stepping down. Terpenny, who has held the post for four years, stated as he neared age 60 he is planning a different pace of life. Floyd Press

Multiple lane/sidewalk closures Nov. 21-30

Multiple lane/sidewalk closures Nov. 21-30

Nov. 21-30, 2014 from 7 a.m. – 5p.m., there will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures along the corridor from the intersection of Turner Street, NE and North Main Street,

Single stream recycling to begin next summer

Single stream recycling to begin next summer

Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (MRSWA) will accept single stream recycling beginning July 1, 2015. The facility will continue to accept dual stream recycling until June 30, 2015.

Virginia Tech researcher works to protect birds from windows

Virginia Tech researcher works to protect birds from windows

After a bird collided with her office window last year, one Virginia Tech researcher decided it was time to act.

UPDATE: Names released of two killed in fiery wreck

UPDATE: Names released of two killed in fiery wreck

Roanoke officials have released the names of two men killed in a fiery accident on Route 11 in Pulaski County. Timothy Wayne Jones, 45, of Pulaski and his passenger David Eugene Rupe, 53, of Pulaski were killed on Friday, November 7. Cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Giles County residents speak out about natural gas pipeline

Giles County residents speak out about natural gas pipeline

Giles County residents get the chance to make their voices heard about a possible natural gas pipeline through their county.

Giles County firefighter hurt battling house fire

Giles County firefighter hurt battling house fire

An Eggleston firefighter suffered minor burns battling a house fire in Giles County this morning.

Small Business of the Year Award

Small Business of the Year Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Bill Zuti, owner of Barrel Cave Wines, accepts the Small Business of the Year Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. …read more : The Southwest Times

Non-Profit Award

Non-Profit Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Laura Walker accepts the first-ever Non-Profit Award on behalf of Friends of Claytor Lake during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. …read more : The Southwest Times

Civic Honors Award

Civic Honors Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Janet Johnson (center), whose work “has touched the lives of the down and out, the less fortunate and those needing help in emergency situations,” received The Southwest Times’ Civic Honors Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. Johnson is joined by editor […]

Business Executive of the Year

Business Executive of the Year

Lynn Adams/SWT Lars Blomberg, vice president for Volvo North America Trucks, received the Business Executive of the Year Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. Blomberg, who now lives in his home country of Sweden, thanked his many business associates with the chamber of […]

Business Excellence Award 2

Business Excellence Award 2

Lynn Adams/SWT Mark Bennett, sales director for Virginia Eagle Distributing, accepts the Business Excellence Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. …read more : The Southwest Times

Business Excellence Award

Business Excellence Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Bart Williams, administrator for Highland Ridge Rehab Center, accepts the Business Excellence Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. …read more : The Southwest Times

Busted water lines keep town busy

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A blast of arctic air that set up across much of the nation the past week caused havoc with Pulaski’s water pipes. Town engineer Bill Pedigo said Thursday that the heaving of the ground, caused by freezing and thawing, snapped several waterlines. A single line that runs along Route 11 broke […]

Pulaski Grow in Final 4 of national competition

Pulaski Grow in Final 4 of national competition

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com “Pulaski Grow,” a new business opening on the former Draper Elementary School property, has advanced to the Final Four in the American Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Pulaski Grow is the realization of Lee Spiegel’s dream to combine her two passions: gardening and youth training. The business, which will eventually become […]

Area high schools come together to raise money for scholarship

Area high schools come together to raise money for scholarship

Pulaski County High School is hosting the second annual Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship One-Act Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday in the PCHS Little Theatre. The evening will feature high school theater arts students from Pulaski County, Radford and Christiansburg performing their competition one-act plays. PCHS will present “The Other Side of the Story.” The show […]

“Factory Man” author to appear at Draper Mercantile

“Factory Man” author to appear at Draper Mercantile

By Gene Dalton New York Times Best-Selling author and Roanoke journalist Beth Macy will be on hand for a book signing and reading Dec. 2 at Draper Mercantile. Macy’s book, “Factory Man,” hit the best-seller list this past summer amid rave reviews from notable sources, among which, was Hollywood actor Tom Hanks. It was recently […]

Route 221 in Floyd County open to drivers after garage fire

Route 221 in Floyd County open to drivers after garage fire

Both lanes of Route 221 are open to drivers in Floyd County. A fire at Joe’s Garage had traffic shut down to the area. It happened around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Child says dad kicked her out so he could make meth

Child says dad kicked her out so he could make meth

Nearly every week, all around the WDBJ7 viewing region, someone is being arrested for using or making methamphetamine.

Fire at Joe’s Garage spreads to woods

Fire at Joe’s Garage spreads to woods

A fire at Joe’s Garage on Highway 221 in Floyd has spread to a wooded area behind the building. According to an administrator at Skyline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, no evacuation is planned at this time. Updates at WDBJ7 and WSLS