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‘Tebow bill’ sacked in Senate, fails to pass

‘Tebow bill’ sacked in Senate, fails to pass

By DAVID GRAVELY, SWT Sports Editor The ‘Tebow bill’, which was proposed legislation that would have allowed home-schooled children to play varsity sports for public school teams in Virginia, has been…

Fate of ‘Andrew’s Law’ rests with House

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   “Andrew’s Law,” named in honor of late State Trooper Andrew Fox, unanimously cleared the Virginia Senate, but the ultimate fate of the legislation rests with…

Pulaski High School Principal requests release from contract

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County High School Principal Mike Myers has asked the Pulaski County School Board to release him from his contract, the School Board announced early…

FFA holding food for area needy

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County High School FFA will hold a canned food drive at Dublin Walmart Friday, with all collections going to local food banks. Chapter officers…

Police probing fatal fire in Glade Spring

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   GLADE SPRING –Virginia State Police has been requested to look into a fatal mobile home fire in Washington County after a man’s body was found…

County 4-H’ers witness legislators in action

County 4-H’ers witness legislators in action

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County 4-H members recently spent the day at the State Capitol in Richmond, seeing what it’s like to be a member of the Senate…

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…