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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…

Historian to speak at Newbern museum

Historian to speak at Newbern museum

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Local author and historian Mary Kegley will speak on her latest book, “Sisters’ Saga,” Saturday, June 14, at Wilderness Road Regional Museum. New River Historical…

Virginia state Sen. Phil Puckett resigning

RICHMOND  (AP) — Democratic Sen. Phil Puckett is resigning from the state Senate and is now being considered for a high-level job with the GOP-controlled Virginia tobacco commission, state officials…