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Virginia artisan works sought for Natural Bridge

Virginia artisans are invited to apply for representation of their work in the new Natural Bridge State Park Artisan Center. The center will sell handcrafted work that exemplifies Virginia and…

Lawmakers start tackling Virginia’s opioid crisis

By Ashley Luck Capital News Service RICHMOND – Virginia officials are scrambling to get a grasp on the state’s growing opioid epidemic, legislators and health-care leaders say. William A. Hazel…

Non-degreed teachers may now sub

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Public Schools just added a new category of substitute teachers that will allow those without college degrees to sub. By making this change,…

Triskadekaphobia: Superstitions, fear abound on Friday the 13th

Black cats, ladders, broken mirrors and spilled salt – those are some of the things many typically avoid on Friday the 13th, which is today. There’s quite a bit of…

Embezzlement suspect fails to show for court

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for a Roanoke woman accused of embezzling money from a company that manages the bookstore at New River Community College.…

Gravel Road, Wolfe Brothers to perform at NRCC jamboree

The music of Gravel Road and the Wolfe Brothers will be featured during New River Community College’s Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club jamboree Jan. 14. The music begins at 6…

Officers shoot armed man at house fire

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  GILES COUNTY — A Pearisburg man said to have been armed with a knife sustained life-threatening wounds Thursday morning when he was shot while allegedly advancing…

Man seriously injured in Carroll explosion

Man seriously injured in Carroll explosion

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com CARROLL COUNTY — Authorities say a man was transported to a North Carolina hospital with serious injuries Thursday morning when a residence exploded and caught fire.…

RRMM to design consolidated middle school

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Public Schools is one step closer to a consolidated middle school with the selection of a Roanoke architectural and engineering firm to help…

Four-year resident of Dublin shelter finds a home

Four-year resident of Dublin shelter finds a home

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Clapton has stood guard at the Humane Society of Pulaski County shelter in Dublin for the last four years. “He would be perched on the…