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Dublin Cracker Barrel rumor untrue

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Rumors of new restaurants, businesses or industry coming to Pulaski County are not uncommon. Some turn out to be true, while many are just that…

Blood donations help fill pantries

Blood donations help fill pantries

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Holiday giving programs sponsored by Virginia Blood Services allowed blood donors to not only help those in need of blood, but also those in need…

Employer doubles reward for missing man

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CEDAR BLUFF – The reward for information leading to the location and/or recovery of a missing Tazewell County man has now doubled, thanks to a…

Law enforcement fatalities dip to lowest level in six decades

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Law enforcement officer fatalities dropped for the second year in a row to the lowest level in six decades, according to a news release from…

Volvo plant to complete a demonstration track

Volvo plant to complete a demonstration track

By J.R. SCHRADER Southwest Times Writer   Motorists recently traveling Cougar Trail past Volvo’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin have observed heavy earth-moving machinery at work near the…

State Bar suspends jailed attorney’s license

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG – The Virginia State Bar has suspended the law license of a Blacksburg attorney jailed and awaiting trial on drugs charges. The State Bar…

Two charged in Christiansburg meth lab

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – Two Christiansburg residents have been arrested in connection with an apparent methamphetamine lab found during a search conducted Dec. 27. According to Christiansburg…

Yost legislation aims to reform mental health system

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Delegate Joseph Yost (R-12th District), who was named 2013 Legislator of the Year by the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, has introduced three pieces of legislation…

County to pass on coyote bounty

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Board of Supervisors decided to pass on implementation of coyote bounties after learning such programs are “ineffective” in controlling the animals. According to…

Lake groups gearing up for ‘Christmas for the Fishes’

Lake groups gearing up for ‘Christmas for the Fishes’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Now that you’ve enjoyed your live Christmas tree for a couple of weeks, it’s time to take it down and let Claytor Lake’s fish population…