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Bill lets localities ban wolf-dog crossbreeds

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Owners of wolf-dog hybrids may have reason to worry in the near future, as both the Senate and the House have…

Improving economy may reduce education funding

By Eric Luther Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Virginia’s rural localities may receive less state funding for public education than anticipated under this year’s budget proposal, resulting from a…

Sunday hunting takes effect July 1

By JACKSON McMILLAN Capital News Service RICHMOND – Virginians will have the right to hunt on Sunday beginning July 1, according to a bill signed into law this week by…

GOP requests special session on Medicaid expansion

By COLIN KENNEDY Capital News Service   RICHMOND — Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates proposed a special legislative session to address the debate on Medicaid expansion just…

Area residents named to Dean’s List at Virginia Tech

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students…

Six years given in chase, wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Dublin man who wrecked while eluding police in August, then fled the scene, received a total sentence of six years Thursday, but he’ll only…

Radford men charged with separate abductions

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD – Two Radford men are under arrest, accused of abducting and assaulting their girlfriends in separate incidents. In the most recent incident, 22-year-old Robert Collin…

Second annual ‘Color Me Cameron’ 5k Run/Walk set for April

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   On Saturday, April 5, the second annual “Color Me Cameron” Annual 5K Run/Walk will take place. Participants are encouraged to wear their whitest of white…

Indecent liberties alleged

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com CHRISTIANSBURG – Authorities have charged a 57-year-old man with taking indecent liberties with a child. No details of the incident are being released, but Kenneth Lee…

Support group starting for Alzheimer’s caregivers

BLACKSBURG – A new support group is available for those providing care for Alzheimer’s patients and members of the public. The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will meet the third Friday…