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Man gets 10 years for raping local woman

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   RADFORD – It took a Radford jury just three hours Friday to find a 35-year-old man guilty of raping a Pulaski County woman in January…

Educators and students present Words Their Way, PES honored with Golden Apple Award

Educators and students present Words Their Way, PES honored with Golden Apple Award

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County School Board got a look at a new system of teaching methods from the teachers using them, and the students learning from…

‘Doing well’ doesn’t erase obligations

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Having apparently overcome a drug addiction wasn’t enough to keep a judge from holding a Christiansburg woman accountable for a probation violation in Pulaski County.…

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)…