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Bipartisan negotiators reach modest budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, with votes…

New Va. Tech president to earn $500,000 annually

ROANOKE  (AP) — The compensation package for Virginia Tech’s new president includes a $500,000 base salary and $180,000 in deferred compensation annually. Timothy Sands’ contract also includes a $20,000 vehicle…

Accreditation warning against U.Va. lifted

RICHMOND (AP) — An accreditation agency has lifted a warning issued to the University of Virginia over its board’s failed attempt to oust President Teresa A. Sullivan. The Richmond Times-Dispatch…

12 women make the cut for Va. monument

RICHMOND  (AP) — One dozen women have been selected from Virginia’s four centuries of history to be memorialized with a bronze monument on Capitol Square. They range from the obvious,…

Radford shooting Monday

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Monday, Dec. 9 just after 12 a.m., Radford Police and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the 100 Block of East Main Street in response…

Local Christmas shopping lucrative for small merchants this year

Local Christmas shopping lucrative for small merchants this year

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   How are small local stores, especially those who carry unique, locally-made items, doing for the holidays? It’s a rough economy, and hard to compete with…

PCHS Choral concert has something for everyone

PCHS Choral concert has something for everyone

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When Pulaski County High School’s Choral Department holds its annual Holiday Concert Dec. 13, there will be “a little something for everyone.” The 60-student chorus…

Mariners hire pro baseball veterans

Husband-wife team will oversee Pulaski Appalachian League team   By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Veteran husband-wife baseball management team John and Lois Dittrich have been hired to oversee team operations…

Former cheer coach getting new attorney

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Former Pulaski County High School cheerleading coach Angelia Paige Harrell agreed Friday that the relationship between herself and her attorney has broken down to the…

Preparations underway for any weather

Preparations underway for any weather

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Although it was still uncertain exactly what kind of weather Pulaski County would receive Sunday, area road crews were preparing for anything Friday. “Are we…