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McAuliffe appoints Sarver to board

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Isaac J. Sarver of Dublin was appointed Friday to serve on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Board of Conservation and Recreation (BCR). A 2006 graduate of Pulaski…

The Blues Brothers are coming to Pulaski

By JENNIFER WADE Jennifer@southwesttimes.com   The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley is announcing a summertime variety show, “The Blues Brothers” at Calfee Park on Tuesday July 15.…

Child sexual battery uncontested

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Dublin man will serve almost a sixth of a 12-year prison sentence after pleading no contest Friday to sexually battering a five-year-old child in April…

Firefighter undergoes emergency surgery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Newbern fireman underwent emergency surgery at a local hospital Friday after he cut an artery in his leg attempting to gain entry to a…

‘Finding Bigfoot’ episode to focus on Virginia

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski could be featured on television this weekend, as Sunday’s episode of the Animal Planet series “Finding Bigfoot” will take the hunt for the elusive…

Floyd art center to feature children’s day camp

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   During the sultry mid-summer days of July, parents often wonder how to keep the kids engaged and entertained. Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts will…

Unavailable witness stalls ex-coach’s case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The indecent liberties case of former Pulaski County recreation league soccer coach Russell Keith Simpson was postponed Friday due to an unavailable witness. Pulaski County…

Virginia DMV implements new laws effective July 1

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   RICHMOND – Starting next month the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will implement new laws following legislative action taken during the 2014 General Assembly.…

Obama on Iraq security: We can’t do it for them

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing a range of options for countering the violent Islamic insurgency in Iraq, but he warned government leaders in Baghdad…

Harrell ordered to repay stolen money

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A former cheerleading coach received a 10-year suspended sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to embezzling funds from the squad. Under a plea agreement with…