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Appeal lawyer appointed in attack

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A new attorney was appointed Monday for a Pulaski man recently sentenced for attacking the mother of his child with a five-pound sledgehammer. Although George…

One killed in Lee County crash

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   LEE COUNTY — A Jonesville woman was killed Monday evening in a single-vehicle crash in Lee County. According to Virginia State Police, Mary Cole Sayers,…

Craft Show scheduled to help out Relay for Life

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Relay For Life of Pulaski, as well as Cancer Busters, will hold a craft show on Saturday, April 5, to help fund this year’s Relay…

Navy: Base shooting suspect didn’t have own weapon

NORFOLK (AP) — A civilian suspect approached a destroyer docked at the world’s largest naval base late Monday, disarmed a petty officer on watch and fatally shot a sailor, according…

Va. Tech board OKs 3 new science degrees

BLACKSBURG  (AP) — Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors has approved three new degree programs in high-tech science fields. According to reports, the Board of Visitors voted unanimously Monday to approve bachelor’s degrees in…

Malaysia: Missing flight crashed in Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, the nation’s prime minister said Monday night, citing a new analysis…

New program could help mend County’s prescription drug problem

New program could help mend County’s prescription drug problem

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County could be next on the list for a North Carolina based program to combat deaths related to prescription drugs. That program is Project…

FAC celebrates Youth Art Month

FAC celebrates Youth Art Month

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com    The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley is currently celebrating Youth Art Month, something they do every year for the entire month of…

Medicaid applications stalled due to Healthcare.gov issue

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   According to a report from WSLS on Wednesday, March 19, a large backlog in Virginia Medicaid applications being received caused an issue with Healthcare.gov. An…

Legislation restricting fox pens awaits governor’s signature

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Anyone erecting or maintaining an enclosure for the purpose of pursuing, hunting or killing fox or coyote with dogs will face…