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Wandering toddler lands man in court

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski man received suspended prison sentence Thursday for allowing his toddler to wander into a parking lot while under his care. Leonard Lee Scofield…

100 Virginia School Boards Pass Resolutions Supporting Lawsuit Challenging OEI Legislation

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   More than 75 percent of Virginia’s school boards have passed resolutions in support of the August lawsuit filed by the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA)…

SCHEV and Dominion announce 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award recipients

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com     RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and Dominion Resources have announced the 12 faculty members from Virginia’s public and…

Virginia Tech to host free, international conference on teaching and learning

BLACKSBURG – More than 1,000 people are expected to attend Virginia Tech’s sixth annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. The conference, which will feature practice, research, conversation, and poster sessions…

EPA wants to drill another well in Dublin

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   They’re ba–ack … Only months after refusing to take financial responsibility for their contractor drilling through the town of Dublin’s main sewer line, the Environmental…

Fairlawn helps fight fire in adverse conditions

Fairlawn helps fight fire in adverse conditions

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   RADFORD – Fairlawn Volunteer Fire Department was called upon Wednesday morning to help fight a house fire in less than ideal conditions. The temperature was…

Local boy gives away prizes for charity

Local boy gives away prizes for charity

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   For some people, winning prizes out of the claw machine is an achievement worth holding on to the winnings. Peyton Blackburn, 11, however, saw it…

‘Captain Phillips’ to replace GWTW at theatre

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Since Pulaski Theatre isn’t going to be able to show the classic movie “Gone With the Wind” as planned Feb. 7, it will be replaced…

NRCC Foundation accepting scholarship applications

New River Community College Educational Foundation is accepting applications for endowed scholarships to support studies at the college during the academic year beginning in August. Qualified recipients will be awarded…

New study by Virginia Tech engineer focuses on antibiotic resistance caused by environmental factors

BLACKSBURG – The World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control has recognized antibiotic resistance “as a critical health challenge of our time,” said Amy Pruden, a Virginia Tech…