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Drug-making process caused explosion

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  CARROLL COUNTY – Authorities say a residential explosion in Cana Jan. 12 was caused by a drug-making process. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said an…

Kenneth “Kenny” Lowell Bess

Kenneth “Kenny” Lowell Bess, age 81, of Draper, Va. passed away Friday afternoon, Jan, 13, while doing what he loved, working in the yard and visiting family and friends. Kenny…

Douglas Shelburne Divers Jr.

Douglas Shelburne Divers Jr., the much desired son of Douglas Shelburne Divers Sr. and Lucretia Flansburg Divers of Pulaski, Va., died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 following a lengthy illness.…

Scott Jason “Wormy” Lane

Scott Jason “Wormy” Lane, age 63, of Pulaski, Va. passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at his home. Born March 9, 1953 in Pulaski, he was the son of the…

Soloman hopeful about jobs

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Unemployment rates fell in the New River Valley, dropping by 0.3 percent to 4.3 percent for the month of November, although Pulaski County saw a…

Don’t be a victim, think heating safety

Don’t be a victim, think heating safety

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Ah, the warmth of a log on the fire. There’s nothing like coming home to thaw out on a cold, blustery winter day. But, before you…

Defendant facing life plus 50 years

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A Tennessee man involved in an attack on a Claytor Lake woman last year faces a life sentence, plus 50 years, when he’s sentenced in June.…

Church fire probe finds no signs of arson

Church fire probe finds no signs of arson

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Although the exact cause of a fire that destroyed Pulaski Church of God’s sanctuary is undetermined, investigators say there is no indication it was intentionally set.…

Police: Man shot himself after pursuit

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  RADFORD — A man allegedly shot himself following a pursuit with police Tuesday afternoon. According to Radford spokeswoman Jenni Wilder, Radford University police received a report…

Powder horn class starts in Wytheville

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com A four-week class for powder horn enthusiasts begins next month in Wytheville. Participants will be assembling and customizing their own powder horn, with instructors Jacob…