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New program targeted to help boost tourism in Southwest Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. – The Virginia Tourism Corporation is helping hard-hit tourism industries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic through a new program: the DRIVE 2.0 Statewide Tourism Plan. Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge is in the running for a $10,000 grant. “You want to look at what makes your region grow,” said...
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Pulaski County, VACulpeper Star Exponent

Strike continues in Pulaski County as UAW calls on Volvo to come back to bargaining

DULBIN — Workers continued to walk strike lines at Volvo Trucks North America entrances Friday. About 2,900 UAW members walked off the job June 7 after a second tentative agreement with the company failed a ratification vote by a wide margin. Workers elected a 10-member bargaining team, and it had been negotiating with the company on a new contract. The previous five-year contract expired.
Pulaski County, VARoanoke Times

Strike continues in Pulaski County as UAW calls on Volvo to come back to bargaining

DULBIN — Workers continued to walk strike lines at Volvo Trucks North America entrances Friday. About 2,900 UAW members walked off the job June 7 after a second tentative agreement with the company failed a ratification vote by a wide margin. Workers elected a 10-member bargaining team, and it had been negotiating with the company on a new contract. The previous five-year contract expired.
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Blue Ridge, VAWDBJ7.com

Blue Ridge Fudge Lady makes life sweet, learns to adapt in pandemic

DRAPER, Va. (WDBJ) - Wednesday is National Fudge Day! And business is booming for the Blue Ridge Fudge Lady in Pulaski County. But as any small business owner will tell you, it wasn’t always this good. Then with the pandemic last year, Robin Burdette had to learn how to take a nasty situation and make it sweet again.
Pulaski County, VApcpatriot.com

Hatcher Road couple wins zoning dispute with County

I’m going to be real blunt about it. The whole thing stinks to me. I don’t like it. Brayden Hughett and his friends can continue riding their dirt bikes behind his family’s home at 5262 Hatcher Road following action taken Tuesday night by the Pulaski County Board of Zoning Appeals.
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Tentative Opening Date for Randolph Park pool Scheduled For Monday, July 5th at 12

The county of Pulaski began advertising for Randolph Park pool staff since March of 2021. We have received a minimal number of applications to fill several positions to operate our pool facility. Qualified applicants seeking to serve as lifeguards must be certified by the American Red Cross through a three-day course. We have a few candidates that will seek certification over the next few weeks however we have numerous vacant positions to fill in order to open the pool facility. We had previously set limitations on the patron capacity and qualifications based on COVID protocol and unfortunate low number of applicants. As of now, our tentative pool opening date is Monday, July 5th at 12:00 pm and hours of operation will be Monday – Friday 12:00pm till 6:00pm.
Halifax, VApcpatriot.com

Cougars down Glass, 2-1 in extras; travel to Halifax in region semis

Congratulations to the PCHS Baseball team on their first round playoff victory over EC Glass this evening. The Cougars prevailed 2-1 in extra innings and will now travel to Halifax Co. to play in the region semi-final game tomorrow, below are the details. Tuesday 06/15/21. Class 4 Region D Baseball:...
Amherst, VALynchburg News and Advance

Prep roundup: JF's Lemley throws perfect game, and more

Jefferson Forest senior Emma Lemley wasn’t just unhittable Monday against Pulaski. She was perfect. Lemley threw her third perfect game of the season and struck out 20 of the 21 batters she faced as the Cavaliers defeated Pulaski County 8-0 in a Region 4D quarterfinal matchup in Forest. The Virginia...
Pulaski County, VApcpatriot.com

Summer Meal Sites

MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES are always on Wednesday’s & are Drive through only. June 23rd & 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, August 4th, 2021. Critzer Elementary: 1-2:30 pm (address 100 Critzer Drive, Pulaski, VA) Dublin United Methodist Church: 1:00-2:30 pm. (Address 424 E. Main Street, Dublin, VA 24084) Riverlawn Elementary:...
Pulaski County, VARoanoke Times

Warren Robinson: From war to wheel bearings

DUBLIN — He didn’t remember old no. 535 ever looking this good, Warren Robinson said. The shiny green F-716 diesel short-hauler sitting in front of him was built in 1982 and was the first Volvo truck produced in Pulaski County. As service manager for the now-closed Wilson Trucking Company’s Roanoke terminal, Robinson was in charge of repairing and maintaining it.
Blacksburg, VApcpatriot.com

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia... Giles County in southwestern Virginia... Craig County in southwestern Virginia... The City of Radford in southwestern Virginia... Montgomery County in southwestern Virginia... Mercer County in southeastern West Virginia... Monroe County in southeastern West Virginia... * Until 915 PM EDT. * At 816 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Jordan Mines to Zenith to Spanishburg, moving south at 35 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind damage to trees and powerlines. * Locations impacted include... Blacksburg... Christiansburg... Radford... Bluefield... Pulaski... Princeton... and Pearisburg. This includes The following Locations Virginia Tech and Mercer County Airport. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Prepare immediately for damaging winds. For your safety, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Stay away from windows. Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage. Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid hydroplaning. When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of hail of any size, as well as reports of any wind damage, including downed trees or large limbs, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.