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A banner academic year for Billaud

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC Public Relations   It has been a banner academic year for New River Community College associate professor of music, Dr. Louise Billaud. In November 2013, Billaud…

Boy Scouts win first place in Klondike Derby

Boy Scouts win first place in Klondike Derby

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Several scouts from Boy Scout Troop 249 of the BSA New River District placed first in the 2014 Klondike Derby. The winners included scouts Joseph…

Nurse gets plea deal in drug case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A former surgery nurse at LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski pleaded guilty Thursday to obtaining and using drugs by fraud, but the charges will be dismissed in a…

Daily Bread in need of volunteers

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Daily Bread, an ecumenical program that serves midday community meals five days a week at First Presbyterian Church, is reaching out for volunteers to help…

Employee admits embezzling from Walmart

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 26-year-old Pulaski man was ordered to repay the Dublin Walmart store more nearly $2,500 Thursday after admitting to embezzling the funds early last year.…

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…