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Arbor Day Foundation celebrates new year with free trees

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Virginia residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2014. According to…

Environmental concern returns NRCC alumnus to classroom

Environmental concern returns NRCC alumnus to classroom

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC public relations   What makes a successful business owner drop everything and decide to further his education? In New River Community College alumnus Jeremy Withers’ case,…

War on Christmas: Real or imagined?

  By JAMES PEELE Special to The SWT   If one watches Fox News or listens to talk radio, they will hear news stories and opinions about the “War on…

Redefining Remission: Lauren Herrity’s Story

Redefining Remission: Lauren Herrity’s Story

  Redefining Remission: Lauren Herrity’s Story SASHA ROCKE Special to The SWT Editor’s note: This article was submitted for publication by a Virginia Tech communications student. In June 2007, Lauren…

Judge rejects defense in probation case; imposes 8-year sentence

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A judge didn’t buy a probationer’s claim he would have thought harder before violating probation in another jurisdiction had he known he was still subject…

Amended robbery charge not prosecuted

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A robbery charge amended to grand larceny in October will not be prosecuted. Fabian Garcia, 22, of Dublin was charged with robbery in connection with an…

Inpatient treatment ordered for incompetent defendant

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Inpatient psychiatric treatment has been ordered for a 66-year-old Pulaski man deemed in September to be incompetent to stand trial. Chris Tuck, attorney for David…

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…