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Kaine representatives to hold meetings in the New River Valley later this month

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   A regional representative for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will hold “Kaine Connects” office hours in Christiansburg and Pearisburg on Thursday, Feb. 27. According to a…

Course offers certification for food service workers

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a Manager Certification Course the next two Mondays that will allow food service workers to beef up their knowledge of…

Better Business Bureau issues alert about Microsoft call scams

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – A computer repair scam is once again hitting Western Virginia consumers and their hard drives in a scheme to steal hundreds to thousands…

Business growth attracts Virginia Tech alumni back to the New River Valley

BLACKSBURG – When alumni reflect on Blacksburg, they think of the beautiful fall foliage reminiscent of our collegiate colors, picturesque mountain views, and majestic Hokie Stone structures.  One might not…

Radford University spring enrollment sets record

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Radford University set a record with its spring 2014 enrollment headcount of 9,334 students. According to a news release from Radford University, this broke an eight-year…

Woodland owners invited to informational dinner

By BILL WORRELL Virginia Cooperative Extension   Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a program in March for woodland owners interested in obtaining a certified stamp of approval for forest management…

Town Council hears update on snow storm impact

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Last week’s winter storm was discussed at Tuesday night’s Town Council work session, as Town Engineer Bill Pedigo gave an update on how the mass…

Man accused of child sexual assault

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 61-year-old Pulaski County man was arrested Monday on charges he sexually assaulted a child. Lawrence Willis “Larry” Musick of Fairlawn is charged with taking…

Police: man caused wreck, murdered passenger

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   DICKENSON COUNTY – Police say a Clintwood man is jailed on murder and other charges for allegedly “purposely” ramming a vehicle with his truck Sunday…

Fire destroys barn, contents

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Fire destroyed a barn and its contents on Wilderness Road Tuesday afternoon. Newbern Volunteer Fire Department received the call in the area of Mountain View…