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Times welcomes new reporter

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   The Southwest Times would like to welcome its newest staff member, Jennifer Wade. Wade is a graduate of Ashford University where she earned her bachelor’s…

Annual Highlanders Festival to be held in Bisset Park

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Radford University has set the date for this year’s Radford Highlanders Festival, scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Highlanders Festival, honors Southwest…

Christiansburg woman charged with obtaining money by false pretenses

CHRISTIANSBURG – A Christiansburg woman raised a total of $7,000 by feigning illness before her arrest on Tuesday, June 10.  Veronica Rae-Ann Garcia, 26, was accused of telling people she…

Downtown Wytheville, Inc. hires first Executive Director

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE — Dr. John Woods started his first day of work on Monday as the inaugural Executive Director for Downtown Wytheville Inc. after being selected…

Wythe County set to begin marketing Progress Park

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE – Over the past two decades, Wythe County has invested over $40 million in the development of Progress Park. Since then, that investment has…

House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

RICHMOND (AP) — In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed…

Dublin and Fairlawn water safe to use, no boil water alert

The Pulaski County Public Service Authority (PSA) water distribution system experienced a disruption in normal flow, which caused a discoloring of water in the Fairlawn and Dublin areas. Samples taken…

Claytor Lake Festival set for this weekend

Claytor Lake Festival set for this weekend

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Annual Claytor Lake Festival will take place this Saturday, June 14 at Claytor Lake State Park. According an announcement from the Fine Arts Center…

Court date to be set for former teacher

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A former Dublin Middle School teacher accused of having sex with a student is to be in Pulaski County Circuit Court Thursday for the setting…

Puckett steps down from Senate

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Thirty-eighth District Sen. Phillip Puckett (D-Tazewell) resigned from the Virginia Senate Monday, citing undisclosed personal family issues and the desire to open the door for…