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Bridge project ahead of schedule

Bridge project ahead of schedule

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’s not scheduled to be completed until late 2014, but a state transportation official says the Route 114 bridge project is ahead of schedule. David Clarke,…

Brockmeyer piano finds new home

Brockmeyer piano finds new home

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com For more than half a century it occupied the same position against an inner wall of Dr. Milton Brockmeyer. Tye Kirkner recently purchased the piano at…

Sheriff’s Office begins unique Relay for Life fundraiser

Sheriff’s Office begins unique Relay for Life fundraiser

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Each year dozens of teams enter the fundraising drive and an annual event to raise money and awareness in the ongoing fight against cancer. This year…

Dublin hires new police officer

Dublin hires new police officer

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Wythe County native has joined Dublin Police Department as a patrol officer. Matt Abate (pronounced like Abbott), 21, is a December graduate of New River…

Huber: Tax increase may be needed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County’s administrator says a tax increase may be needed if the county is to overcome a projected $14.8 million shortfall in its 2013-14 budget. With…

N.C. man charged in cigarette scam

N.C. man charged in cigarette scam

          By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WYTHE COUNTY – A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with a cigarette scam Virginia State Police say…

‘It’s All Write’ Short Story Contest

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Budding Bierces, nascent Nabokovs, struggling Shakespeares: now is the time to make your voices heard. Submissions are still being accepted for Pulaski County Library System’s short…

Motorist who hit, killed trooper found guilty of reckless driving

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com HANOVER COUNTY – A Doswell woman who struck Dublin State Trooper Andrew Fox as he was directing traffic in Hanover County in October was convicted Thursday of…

DNA used in animal cruelty case

DNA used in animal cruelty case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’s no longer uncommon to see human DNA used in criminal cases, but animal DNA is being used as evidence in a case pending in Pulaski…

New charges filed in Parrott murder

New charges filed in Parrott murder

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Additional charges have been filed against two men being held in connection with a September murder in Parrott. According to court records, Roland Keith Wilson Jr.,…