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General Assembly building new offices

By LAUREN McCLELLAN Capital News Service RICHMOND – The asbestos-laden, mold-infested, leaky office building of the Virginia General Assembly will be replaced by a new building set to open for…

New law restricts local agricultural regulation

By KATE MILLER Capital News Service   RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law a bill that restricts Virginia localities’ ability to regulate certain activities at agricultural operations, including…

Youth Explosion at New Beginnings

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   On May 2 and 3 there will be a youth revival, called Youth Explosion, at New Beginnings Church located at 707 5th Street, just up…

11.5 percent of residents in Pulaski County risk hunger


By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   On average, only $16 stands between 4,000 people in Pulaski County and hunger. An annual study released Wednesday showed that 11.5 percent of the county…

No new cases of illness to report

 The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) released a statement earlier today stating the active investigation into cases of isolated illness among a small group of people in the New River…

Two dead: Update from Virginia Department of Health

By ROBERT PARKER Virginia Department of Health   An isolated illness has occurred among a small group of people – limited to one family and a close family friend –…

Illness claims life of DMS student

Parents of Pulaski County Public School students received a message today around 12:23 p.m. that an illness had affected a student in the area. Since the release of that message,…

PCPS superintendent issues advisory on isolated illness

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County family has been affected by an isolated illness, according to an advisory released by School Superintendent Dr.  Tom Brewster.   According to…

Transportation museum gears up for appraisal fundraiser

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Anyone who might be unsure of how much their antiques and family heirlooms are worth will be in luck next Saturday. The Raymond F. Ratcliffe…

Medicare telemarketing scam frequent in NRV

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Numerous Medicare beneficiaries across the New River Valley have been receiving fraudulent telemarketing calls, as reported to the New River Valley Agency on Aging. The Virginia…