Pulaski County, VA

Dublin residents see major spikes in utility bill rates

DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) — Residents in a Pulaski County town — including one over the age of 80 — are expressing concerns about their increased utility bill rates. WFXR News’ Kelsey Jean-Baptiste went to Oak Grove Apartments in Dublin and sat down with Ms. Whitaker, an 81-year-old whose bill went up nearly $25 in just one month.
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Giles Technology Center students build eighth house for Habitat For Humanity

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Not many students get to say they’ve built a house by the time they’ve graduated high school. “Going to classes in the morning over at the high school is great, but knowing that you get to come after lunch and build a house,” Giles Technology Center Graduate Aidan Miller said. “I mean, that’s awesome.”
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School districts prioritize safety as students get ready for school

ROANOKE, Va. – Many school districts are making final safety preparations to welcome your kids back to the classroom. T.J. Slaughter, the Director of School Safety for the Martinsville School Division, recently informed city leaders about how they are keeping students safe. One of those safety additions is a...
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Friday Night Blitz Previews : Pulaski County Cougars

DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) — Our latest Friday Night Blitz preview is on deck. We take a trip down I-81 to Dublin for a preview of the Pulaski County Cougars. The 2022 season for the Cougars featuring some changes in the program. After two seasons, Mark Dixon resigned as head...

Pulaski school leaders putting student safety, school security first

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – Pulaski school leaders are putting student safety and school security on the top of their list of things to address this year, like many other schools in the region. On Tuesday, the Pulaski County School Board completed a series of meetings that were held to...

Pulaski County School Board Addresses School Safety and Security

The Pulaski County School Board has just completed a series of meetings designed to assess and revise school policies and procedures as they pertain to student safety and school security. The School Board first met with school administrators during a work session on August 2, 2022 and followed that with a policy discussion at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Provided below is a list of topics that have been addressed:

Mooney wins Republicans’ Massie District nomination

On Saturday, August 6, 2022, the Pulaski County Republican Committee hosted a Party Canvass for the Republican nomination for the Special Election for a one year term to the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors on November 8, 2022. Chairman Sayers would like to report that a total of 149 ballots were cast with a total 94 votes for Mike Mooney and 55 votes for Andy McCready. As such, Mike Mooney won and has been declared the Republican nominee for the special election on November 8th.

Keeping students safe in a Pulaski Co. community effort

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Pulaski County Public Schools is using the last few days of summer break to make sure the upcoming school year is successful and safe. “It certainly is something that we take seriously and hope we never have to confront a dangerous situation but but we do take preparation for that as seriously as our community expects us to,” PCPS Superintendent Kevin Siers said.

Staffing issues lead to Randolph Park Pool closing for season

Due to a limited number of staff members, Randolph Park Pool will be closed for the remainder of the season. The “weekends only” schedule that starts once Pulaski County Schools open will not be possible this year. Our main priority is to operate the pool safely, and this cannot be achieved with limited staff. Please understand that we will not compromise our high safety standards for any reason. We would like to thank the public for their understanding, and we hope to see you back at the pool next summer.

Pulaski County Receives VACO Achievement Award

PULASKI COUNTY, VA – Pulaski County is pleased to announce its 2022 Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) Achievement Award in the Communications Category. VACo recognizes excellence in local government programs. VACO received over 100 submissions for the Achievement Awards. Winning entries focused on addressing issues of the pandemic, connecting citizens, and other challenges that counties face daily.

Street officially named after former Sheriff Conner

The portion of Lafayette Street leading from East Main Street, Pulaski to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has now become Sheriff Frank R. Conner Drive following a naming ceremony Friday morning. Conner’s widow, Glorina is shown above uncovering the new sign during the ceremony while being assisted by son Mike (left), grandson Chris (center), Mayor Shannon Collins and Pulaski Town Councilman Jamie Radcliffe who first proposed the street be named after the former sheriff. Sheriff Frank R. Conner Drive leads to the sheriff’s office and the Town of Pulaski’s brush site, which is appropriate given Conner was sheriff and also served on the New River Resource Authority Board of Directors. Members of the local government and law enforcement communities attended the ceremony this morning, including members of Pulaski Town Council (below) who voted unanimously to approve the name change during a recent council meeting. Conner served as sheriff for 13 years and passed away at the age of 86 on April 1, 2021.

1st and 10 Camp Tour: Akers ready to lead Pulaski County

DUBLIN, Va. – Cam Akers joined the Pulaski County football staff as an assistant in 2021 under then first-year coach Mark Dixon. One season later, the Pulaski County grad is serving as interim head coach for the Cougars. “This is where I’m from, this is my hometown. It’s nice...

Pulaski County sports schedule

JV Football Scrimmage: Franklin Co. @ Pulaski Co. 6 pm. Volleyball Scrimmage: East Montgomery @ Pulaski Co. 5 pm. Varsity Football Scrimmage: Pulaski Co. @ Franklin Co. 6 pm.

Pulaski Co. family of five on verge of homelessness due to housing crisis

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A family of five in Pulaski County is asking for the community’s help to find a place to live as they face homelessness. A few weeks ago, Jasmine and Samantha Prim, as well as their three children — ages seven, 11, and 13 — found out they needed to be out of their Section 8 housing by Friday, Aug. 5 because their landlord had new plans for the property.

Back to School Movie Night, Pack the Bus set for Aug. 13

Pulaski County Parks & Recreation will be hosting a back to school movie night on Saturday, August 13th at Randolph Park starting at 8:30PM. This free event will screen the movie “Space Jam” sponsored by Hodge Insurance & Martins Pharmacy. Bring your blanket, chair, and favorite snack and enjoy the movie on the multipurpose field. A refreshment stand will also be open selling popcorn, candy, and soda. Seating for the event starts at 7:30PM.

Library to hold book sale Aug. 12

The Pulaski County Friends of the Library will hold a booksale on Friday August 12th from 10am to 4pm in the back of the building located at 3rd and Jefferson Street. There is a nice assortment of books including Western, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Romance paperbacks. If you have books to...

Free school meals for Virginia students? How to apply

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — As kids return to the classroom this fall, they will also return to the cafeteria. No Kid Hungry Virginia projects that 64,000 more students will be eligible for free meals thanks to the Virginia General Assembly’s new budget. The group says historically about 600,000 students across the Commonwealth have relied […]

Pulaski County Resident Graduates as LPN

Pulaski County resident Amber Danielle Tabor was among the New River Community College students who graduated from the practical nursing program on August 1. Dr. Peter Anderson, NRCC Vice President for Instruction and Student Services, addressed graduates at the ceremony. Stacey Crowder and Daniel Longoria were chosen by their peers to give the student address.