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NYC train derailment kills 4, hurts more than 60

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed and came to rest only inches from the water Sunday, killing four people, injuring more…

‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker dies in crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Walker, the star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person outside of Los Angeles.…

NRCC staff honored by state community college system

Virginia Community College System (VCCS) recently honored three New River Community College staff members at the 2013 Workforce Development Services Chancellors Awards Luncheon. Jon Cash of Pulaski, an NRCC career…

Clinic of Pulaski County names new director

“It’s nice to be back in my home town,” said Debbie Suddarth, new executive director of the Free Clinic of Pulaski County. Suddarth started her new position Oct. 1.  Before…

Virginia is improving health coverage for children

A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) found the number of uninsured children in the Commonwealth declined by about 14 percent between 2010 and…

USDA seeks to give agriculture businesses a boost

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making nearly $10.5 million in grants available to help agriculture producers gain a competitive business edge. “U.S. agriculture is connected to one in 12…

Veterinary college offers pet portraits with Santa

BLACKSBURG – The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech will offer its annual opportunity for pets to meet and get photographed with Santa Claus on Sunday, Dec.…

Red Cross offers Thanksgiving cooking and travel tips

Millions of Americans will be preparing meals and traveling throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, so American Red Cross is offering some tips for the kitchen and highway to help keep them…

Jury agrees ‘there’s a killer among us’: Recommends maximum 40-year sentence for second-degree murder

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County jury agreed with a prosecutor Friday that “there’s a killer among us,” finding a local man guilty of second-degree murder and recommending…

Long John Silvers fire leaves ‘total loss’

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The Fairlawn Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 4:54 a.m. Saturday to a fire at the Fairlawn Long John Silvers.…