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New registration, titling and safety requirements for mopeds

RICHMOND –Beginning July 1, Virginia law requires every moped driver to carry a government-issued photo ID, which does not have to be a driver’s license, and every driver and passenger…

BBB alerts consumers to ‘travel voucher’ scam

ROANOKE—Fraudulent travel vouchers that have been flying across the country have now landed in Virginia, in an attempt by scammers to put consumer’s bank accounts on standby. Consumers in Western…

DAISY co-founders join in honoring outstanding local nurses

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com The co-founders of the DAISY Foundation paid a visit to LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski to take part in honoring this month’s winner of the DAISY Award for making…

Highland road truck issue in second round

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Laura Easter has been trying to put a stop to truck traffic on Highland Road since 2009. It looked like her fight was over in 2011,…

Low-level threat investigated at Pulaski Middle School

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   An electronic message was sent out to parents of Pulaski Middle School via the SchoolReach system Tuesday morning, advising of a “low-level threat” that was…

Take-Back Day nets 136 pounds of drugs

Take-Back Day nets 136 pounds of drugs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com National Prescription Take-Back Day removed 136 pounds of prescription and non-prescription drugs from circulation in Pulaski County Saturday. Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis said his department’s…

State Police probing two officer-involved shootings

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The Wytheville Field Office of Virginia State Police is investigating two separate police-involved shootings, one fatal, in Southwest Virginia. Corrine Geller, VSP spokeswoman, said one of…

Autism Walk slated for Saturday in Giles County

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The Giles County Autism Focus Group’s annual Autism Walk will be held this Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. “We’re raising awareness for…

Vet’s new home gets some ‘curb appeal’

Vet’s new home gets some ‘curb appeal’

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com By midday Saturday, dozens of volunteers had laid most of the sod and teamed up to add some curb appeal to the home being built for…

Local man guilty of sexual battery on child

Local man guilty of sexual battery on child

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   It took a Pulaski County jury only 20 minutes Monday to return a guilty verdict against a Hiwassee man charged with the sexual battery of…