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Local comic artist puts the BAM! in heroes

Local comic artist puts the BAM! in heroes

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “I could draw ever since I could hold a pencil, or at least that’s mama’s favorite joke,” says Loren Bobbitt, leaning over the front counter…

Parents guilty of child neglect

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County woman and Hiwassee man each pleaded guilty Friday to felony child neglect for allowing their baby to go unfed for 10 hours.…

VDOT provides info on holiday plans for roads

A press release from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) states that mobile lane closures will be in place on north and southbound I-81 in various locations throughout the area for…

Dublin picking up garbage for Tuesday customers today

Dublin residents whose garbage is normally scheduled for pick-up on Tuesday, Dec. 24, will be picked today, Monday, Dec. 23,  along with Monday’s pick-up.  Garbage scheduled for pick-up on Wednesday,…

Speeding, death leads to 10-year term

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   “You’ve been a bad driver, just as you were that day. There may have been fines before, but this time there was a death,” a…

Christmas holiday hours and closings announced

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Local public offices, utilities and services, and banks have announced hours and closings in observance of the holidays. The Pulaski County Administration, Town of Pulaski, and…

Pulaski police get part of fraud settlement funds

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Police Department received more than $200,000 from the Virginia Attorney General’s office due to the second largest Medicaid fraud settlement in the nation. The…

Plea deal nets 100 years, 15 to serve

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   RADFORD – A former Radford University professor will have to serve 15 years of a 100-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Thursday to drug, child…

Free Clinic of the New River Valley raises $85,000 at Annual Health, Healing and Hope Event

On Dec. 4, the Free Clinic of the New River Valley (FCNRV) hosted its 4th annual Health, Healing and Hope fundraising event. The event was held at the Inn at Virginia…

Lane of I-81closed in Pulaski County

The right lane of northbound Interstate 81 in Pulaski County at mile marker 94.2 is closed for repair of a large pothole. The hole will have to be repaired before…