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McClure turns chief hat over to Russell

McClure turns chief hat over to Russell

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   After almost 42 years of volunteering with Dublin Fire Department and serving as chief for 11 years, Ronnie McClure says it’s time to turn over…

Fall fun on tap Saturday

For those unable to find good, ole-fashion fall fun this weekend, you’re just not trying. No fewer than three events are going on Saturday – two in Pulaski and another…

SO Fresh seminar helps ag businesses succeed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE — Southwest Virginia Fresh (SO Fresh) is partnering with Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center this fall to offer a “Growers’ Academy” aimed at providing…

Canoe the Coves in remembrance of 9/11

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Claytor Lake State Park will sponsor a “Canoe the Coves Cleanup” Sunday, Sept. 14, to “honor the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation”…

The Virginia Museum of Transportation to celebrate Grandparents’ Day

ROANOKE – The Virginia Museum of Transportation and AARP will celebrate Grandparents’ Day on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will have activities designed to…

Former Va. governor’s attorney vows to appeal

RICHMOND (AP) — Kathleen L. Carmody said she voted for Bob McDonnell and thought he was “terrific for Virginia” as governor — but as a juror in McDonnell’s corruption trial,…

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She…

Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A jury has convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of…

Verdict reached in corruption trial of ex-Va. gov.

RICHMOND (AP) — The jury has reached a verdict in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The jurors were expected to announce…

Trial dealt a hit to ex-governor’s reputation

RICHMOND (AP) — Regardless of the outcome of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial, a string of personal details that emerged during five weeks of testimony shattered an image…