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Va. revenues decline nearly 21 percent in May

RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia’s revenue collections declined nearly 21 percent in May, marking it the biggest one-month decline in 13 years. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday that total revenue collections…

Inmate’s death under investigation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg Police Department is investigating the death of an inmate at Montgomery County Jail Tuesday morning. Jail staff found the 49-year-old Christiansburg man dead…

October jury trial set for ex-teacher

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   An Oct. 9 trial date has been set for a former teacher accused of having sex with a student. Jonathan Edward Bell, 31, of Salem,…

Pulaski Elks help fill the bag

Pulaski Elks help fill the bag

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks joined forces with local activist Vicky Goad to promote and distribute meal backpacks to…

Carolina Shag workshops in Christiansburg

By JENNIFER WADE Jennifer@southwesttimes.com   The Sapphire Ballroom and Dance Center in Christiansburg is sponsoring a Shaggin’ @ Sapphire dance event.  Shaggin’ @ Sapphire begins in the early afternoon June…

Wythe County emergency management team to participate in railway safety training

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – Members of Wythe County’s emergency management team participated in a railway safety program sponsored by Norfolk Southern yesterday. The program is part of…

James Lonzo ‘Lonnie’ Lester

BLAND COUNTY, Va. — James Lonzo “Lonnie” Lester, age 80, of Spur Branch Road in Bland County, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at New River Valley Medical Center.  He was…

Harrell expected to enter plea

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A former high school cheerleading coach accused of embezzling money from the cheerleading program is now set to enter a plea in Pulaski County Circuit Court.…

Motor Mile to take over operations for Pulaski Baseball inc.

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   This Pulaski Mariners season will be the last for the forces behind Pulaski Baseball Inc., as the organization’s owners announced their retirement earlier this week.…

Three arrested including ‘victim’ in Radford

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Three Radford men were arrested after Radford City Police responded to a reported robbery Monday night. Ricky Julien, 21, and Colin Lynch, 19, both of…